Big news in the legal community this week as it has come to light that Kamalkant Shah, a New Jersey State Police lab technician, may have faked thousands of reports. Mr. Shah allegedly “dry-labbed” results, which would mean he never tested suspected drug samples yet reported as if he did. It was reported that he worked on over 7,000 drug cases in his time at the State Police lab.
This could have a huge impact on many cases that have already been decided as well as cases that are still pending.
For defendants that have already plead guilty or were found guilty due to one of Mr. Shah’s lab reports, it is possible that those defendants could file an appeal or a motion for post-conviction relief. If you were a defendant in one of these cases, it is important to contact an attorney right away for a case evaluation. If you are facing a new drug charge, it is critical that you speak with an attorney who is familiar with issues relating to lab testing.
Attorney Jason T. Komninos frequently handles drug cases and provides free consultations. He can be reached at (201) 343-4622.