Mistaken Eyewitness Identification
Did you know that over 75% of cases overturned through DNA testing involved eyewitness error? Mistaken eyewitness identifications are a leading cause of wrongful convictions in the United State’s Court System. Ronald Chapman can help ensure there are no wrong convictions because of misidentification. He defends the accused.
What is Mistaken Eyewitness Identification?
When an eyewitness or victim mistakenly identifies someone as the criminal. It is a common problem that can result from ‘suggestive’ police tactics, voice lineups, in-court identifications, photo arrays, and from being misidentified in a police lineup. ‘When someone is wrongly accused of a crime, two people are trapped on the dark side of justice, while the real perpetrator remains free’, stated by identity expert, Elizabeth Loftus. It is in everyone’s best interest to avoid mistaken identification.
Sixth Amendment Right - Defendants have the right to have their criminal defense attorney present at pretrial lineups. A criminal defense attorney can explain the process and spot troublesome variables that may lead to mistaken eyewitness identification.
Evans Lineup - The defense asks the judge to order a new lineup promptly because there is a reasonable likelihood that mistaken identification may occur. Your defense attorney can let you know if this lineup is a good idea.
If you or a loved one requires legal defense with a mistaken identification case and you are looking to hire an attorney for representation, contact Ronald Chapman. Ronald Chapman is a seasoned criminal defense attorney who can conduct vigorous cross-examination and make a big difference in a case involving mistaken eyewitness identification.
Ronald Chapman practices criminal defense in both State and Federal Courts within the State of Florida. Since 1990, Mr. Chapman has been representing people accused of committing various types of crimes. If you are facing criminal charges in Florida, Ronald Chapman can help.
Schedule your FREE Consultation! Call (561) 832-4348 or visit his website. Visit us at https://www.justiceflorida.com/ You can also connect with the West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Office online today! Ronald Chapman, an experienced criminal defense lawyer, dedicated to defending your rights. Contact him today to begin to discuss your case.
Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.
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West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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