The Use Of Experts In Criminal Defense
Individuals who are familiar with courtroom dramas on television or in movies have indubitably heard the phrases “expert witness” and “expert testimony.” Typically, both the prosecution and defense will rely on industry, scientific or medical experts to explain complex concepts or crucial details to the judge and jury.
The use of experts in criminal defense provides both valuable insight and illustrative testimony regarding technical aspects of the case. At Joseph J. Rodgers, Chartered, I have used numerous experts in various fields throughout the history of my practice. Some of the types of experts that could be used in a trial include:
- Breath test technical supervisors
- Forensic chemists
- Fingerprint examiners
- Forensic accountants
- Forensic psychologists
- Forensic toxicologists
- Forensic pharmacologists
- Gang psychology experts
- Workplace violence investigators
- Firearms and ballistics experts
- DNA testing experts
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When certain aspects of evidence or testimony must be clarified, often experts with no ties to the case will be asked to take the witness stand. These experts will testify based on their medical, technical or scientific understanding of their fields. The prosecution has the opportunity to cross-examine the witness, as well as call its own experts to countermand previous testimony. As your lawyer, it is my goal to call the strongest experts who can cast your case in the best possible light. Trust my trial experience and my ability to choose the proper expert in your unique case.
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If you need an experienced criminal defense attorney, do not hesitate to contact the office of Joseph J. Rodgers, Chartered. The firm can be reached at 800-514-1164 or through the online contact form on this website. Office hours are flexible based on clients’ needs, and the firm accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover for payment.