Attorney Sam Tooker of the Law Firm of David R. Price, Jr , P.A. Publishes Two Articles
The articles may be seen in the South Carolina Lawyer Magazine and the SCAJ Justice Bulletin, reports GreenvilleLegal.com
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(Greenville, South Carolina) The law firm of David R. Price, Jr., P.A. proudly announces that Attorney Sam Tooker has published two articles in publications. “Non-Scientific Expert Testimony in Child Abuse Trials” appears in the March 2016 edition of the South Carolina Lawyer magazine and the article “Synthetic Cannabinoids in South Carolina State Court: An Overview” ( appears in the SCAJ Justice Bulletin Winter edition. Both articles show the firm’s commitment to defending clients in situations that may be unfamiliar to the general public.
“New issues arise in the legal community every day. Expert qualification in child abuse cases is one and defending synthetic cannabinoid cases is another. Our firm stays on top of these issues to ensure we can provide each client with the strongest defense possible in their case. Others in our industry also turn to us when they need assistance with matters such as this, as they know we remain knowledgeable about the latest defense strategies which may be used,” Sam Tooker of the law firm of David R. Price, Jr., P.A. announces.
Attorneys need to understand exactly how to evaluate a non-scientific individual who claims to be an expert in child abuse. As appellate courts have yet to address expert qualification in this field, it remains up to the lawyers. When it comes to synthetic drug cases, prosecutors must provide certain facts in order to prove their case. This includes showing the drug is a controlled substance, serves as an analogue or contains a prescribed substance found in the corresponding controlled substance.
“When an attorney understands these issues, it becomes easier to craft a defense that will stand up in court and provide the defendant with the minimum consequences possible. Unfortunately, many attorneys fail to acquire this knowledge in a timely manner, and this penalizes their client. This is never an issue when one works with us, as we make certain we are aware of the latest rulings that may impact any case we are trying,” says Tooker.
These types of technical issues arise in many types of cases. Individuals without expert qualification may be called in a workers compensation case to comment on the activities of the injured party that require expertise; or a person may be asked to provide input on a criminal defense case without the necessary qualifications to form an opinion. This has long been a problem with the legal system, as individuals are pitted against one another and those tasked with making a ruling then need to decide who to deem credible.
“This problem has arised countless times in courtrooms across the country. Think back to the OJ Simpson case. Every expert appeared to contradict the last one. The more information a person has, the easier it is to prove their position. Make certain you turn to us, as others in the industry do, when you want to try your case successfully, using the most up-to-date defense strategies,” Tooker declares.
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The law firm of David R. Price, Jr., P.A. serves the Greenville, South Carolina community and provides legal services, with the primary focus on car accidents, personal injury, workers compensation and criminal defense.