Criminal Attorney in Alexandria Advises that Flawed Forensics in Convictions Are Under Review

In early July, the Justice Department and the FBI launched a review of thousands of criminal cases across the country, to determine whether any defendants were wrongly convicted or deserve a new trial, because of flawed forensic evidence.

According to media reports, Justice Department officials had known for years that flawed forensics might have led to the convictions of potentially innocent people. However, the department had not performed a thorough review of the cases. Neither defendants nor their attorneys were notified by prosecutors about those flawed results.

This new review includes cases conducted by all FBI Laboratory hair and fiber examiners since at least 1985, and maybe even earlier. The possibly flawed forensics results have been used in federal and local cases nationwide - and often in violent crimes, such as rape, murder and robbery.

There will be more than 10,000 cases reviewed; however, it's not clear if government officials will notify defense attorneys or the Innocence Project. In the past, only prosecutors were given review results, and it was up to the prosecutor to notify the defense.

If you or someone you know needs a criminal attorney in Alexandria, please contact Boone Beale - and the sooner, the better. Don't let memories fade, witnesses disappear, or evidence get lost over time! The more time we have to prepare your defense, the stronger it will be when we go to court.


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