What’s the Role of DNA, Fingerprinting, and Other Forensics in Florida Criminal Drug Cases?



People who are charged with serious crimes often ask me about the role of DNA, fingerprint or other forensic type evidence in a case. Typically the prosecutors use this type of evidence to establish identity. If the defense states that Mr. Smith wasn’t at the crime scene at a particular day and time, DNA evidence can be used to show if he was. They’re going to try to prove it with either DNA or fingerprints or something else that could identify that particular client. Where it becomes a problem for the prosecutors could be when the individual they suspect of having committed the crime typically goes to that place. Then, just because they find the DNA doesn’t mean that suspect was at the scene of that crime at that particular date and time.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges and the state’s trying to use forensic evidence against you, please give me a call 954-270-0769.

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