June 2010

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Eyewitness Identification:..."Did I really see what I thought I saw"?
Reviewing and Discovering Evidence for the Defense

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Eyewitness Identification:  "Did I really see what I thought I saw"?

Research conducted by the National Science Foundation has shown that even the most conscientious witnesses often recall details that are contrary to evidence collected at the crime scene.  Despite their best intentions, and perhaps because of them, witnesses are not always reliable in their memories and recall. Given that witness testimony can influence a jury either for or against your client, the issue of mistaken identification is one that merits your thoughtful consideration.

In most cases, mistaken identifications are accidental, rather than a witness' deliberate attempt to deceive. Witnesses may be compromised by... Read More

Reviewing and Discovering Evidence for the Defense

Obtaining and reviewing evidence for a criminal defense case can be a daunting task, especially in light of the technology aspects of today's world.  You not only need to determine what evidence needs to be obtained, but once you receive the evidence from the law enforcement agency (LEA), you need to figure out how to view it.  
The first step in obtaining all evidence in a criminal case is to... Read more

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