Friday, March 15, 2013

Police Sketches

Ever wonder just how accurate police sketches are? Well, it depends, but one source says a police sketch can increase apprehension of a suspect by up to 15 percent. Those are not great odds, and it might be particularly troublesome if your client is arrested based on an awful sketch.

Consequently, you may want to challenge the admissibility of eye-witness testimony from which the sketch was drawn. To learn more about the admissibility of evidence, and forensic evidence in particular, search the library catalog for these subjects: