Drug-Induced Homicide Defense Toolkit
36 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2018 Last revised: 11 Dec 2018
Date Written: October 12, 2018
In response to the growing opioid crisis, many prosecutors are treating overdose deaths as homicides. Since 2010, drug-induced homicide prosecutions have increased at least threefold. Criminal defense attorneys and defendants' families have asked for help in understanding these cases and how to defend them. This Toolkit is an effort to provide that help.
Keywords: drug-induced homicide, drug-induced death
JEL Classification: K14, I14, I3
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