The use of forensic science is on the rise in criminal cases. Faulty forensic science is a leading cause of wrongful convictions. Prosecutors use many types of forensic evidence to try to secure a conviction, including: finger print analysis; DNA testing; forensic odontology; comparative bullet lead analysis; ballistics analysis; drug testing; firearms identification; tool mark identification; memory science; pattern matching; blood splatter analysis.
To be admissible in court, forensic science must be reliable. This means that it must be repeatable, reproducible and accurate. But trial judges rarely exclude faulty or misleading forensic testimony. As a result, trial courts are still admitting faulty forensic testimony.
Finding a lawyer who understands the right way to attack faulty forensic science can be the difference in avoiding a wrongful conviction.
Our lawyers know how the criminal system works. In serious felony cases we will use that knowledge to aggressively challenge the the prosecution’s forensic evidence.