The majority of crimes require the prosecution to prove criminal intent beyond a reasonable doubt before you can be convicted. If you were under the influence of medication at the time of an alleged offense, you may be able to establish the defense of lack of intent to commit the crime. You will need to retain a medical expert to testify regarding the effects of the medication on your ability to think rationally and intend the consequences of your actions. If reasonable doubt can be raised regarding your intent to commit the crime, a jury is duty bound to return a verdict of not guilty.

My advise is to retain experienced counsel to build the framework of your defense against unfair prosecutions. Contact attorney Robert J. Shane for a free phone consultation at (612)339-1024 or visit his website for more information at