Trade groups representing public defenders and private attorneys across the state have been preparing guidelines for lawyers to challenge the thousands of cases that have been potentially jeopardized by wrongdoing at a state drug testing laboratory. The Committee for Public Counsel Services and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers have been crafting the guidelines to help lawyers file motions for reduced bail, or for new trials, based on worries that a state chemist may have tainted evidence in their cases.
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