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When To Hire An Expert Witness

In the simplest terms, an expert witness is a person who testifies in a trial because of their vast knowledge in a subject or field that is pertinent to the case. There are only five significant categories of expert witnesses: financial, forensic, medical, mental health, and vocational. However, within each…

The Benefits Of Having An Expert Witness On Your Side

Every court case is different, meaning the experts the case requires will vary, whether for the benefit of the prosecution or defense. Hiring an expert witness means that there will be someone with a deep understanding of the subject under litigation to weigh in on the case. Cases often heavily…

Expert Witness Weighs In On Drug Injection Sites

A few months ago, a panel consisting of expert witnesses, drug experts and politicians met to discuss the opioid epidemic devastating New England. The panel promoted safe injection sites as a solution. A safe injection site is a place an addict could inject heroin without fear of getting arrested. A…

Court Room Struggles Of An Expert Witness

Expert witnesses attend trials to provide specialist information to help a judge and jury make an informed judgement. Obviously, with this comes some difficulties that expert witnesses may face when presenting complex information to a court of law. Before understanding some of these struggles, it’s important to grasp what the…

The Art of Gunshot Residue Testing

Do you know what happens when you fire a gun, and how law enforcement and expert witnesses use gunshot residue testing to discover if a suspect in a criminal case actually discharged a weapon? Okorie Okorocha explains everything you need to know about gunshot residue testing, it’s validity and why…

How Gunshot Residue Helps or Hinders a Case

Once considered a critical piece of evidence within criminal trials, the reliability of using gunshot residue (GSR) as evidence has become a point of contention. This is mainly due to the possibility of tampering and the multiple factors by which someone could have exposure to the substance. In order to…

Help – I Need An Expert Witness

An important thing any professional learns while studying their field is when to call an expert. Whether you are a doctor, engineer, historian, or architect, there will always be some aspect of your field that you will need to refer to someone else’s better qualified judgement. It is the same…

Expert Witness Qualifications Process

Expert witness qualifications involve a few factors but there are no set of baseline requirements. To become an expert witness, you must be knowledgeable in your area of expertise and have some understanding of the legal and judicial system. However, knowledge of your field and of the legal system is…

Forensic Attorney in A Virtual World

2016 saw the world of virtual reality (VR) go mainstream. It moved from being a sought-after novelty into a must-have for filmmakers, designers, gamers, and journalists across the world. Among these fields of expertise, was another group of professionals that saw the value of virtual reality and began investigating its…

Types of Expert Witnesses

Drawing on the aid of an expert witness in a court of law can have invaluable input, notably due to their likely expertise in a field which may not be one that is of great public knowledge. Not only can expert witnesses sit on the stand and testify during a…

The Frye Standard and You

Expert witnesses are invaluable additions to any given court case. They provide insight, can validate testimonies with scientific fact, and support or dispute cases based on this fact and their high levels of experience. Due to the heavy weight that expert testimony can hold in a court case, it’s understandable…

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When To Hire An Expert Witness

In the simplest terms, an expert witness is a person who testifies in a trial because of their vast knowledge in a subject or field that is pertinent to the case. There are only five significant categories of expert witnesses: financial, forensic, medical, mental health, and vocational. However, within each…

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