Category: Evidence Handling

By Scott Limmer

An attorneys blog about criminal law and procedure, college discipline, Title IX and cases of Interest

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Misconduct by Crime Lab, Prosecutors Voids Over 6,000 Drug Convictions

Massachusetts district attorneys have decided to dismiss more than 6,000 drug crime convictions, due to misconduct by a drug lab chemist and two ex-state prosecutors. Sonja Farak worked for about nine years as a chemist for state Department of Public Health crime labs, most of that time at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, in […]

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Why DNA Evidence Isn’t Always as Reliable as It Looks on TV

It’s featured in paternity testing segments on lowbrow daytime TV programs, and is practically a cast member on the various CSI shows. When properly done, DNA testing can greatly assist law enforcement, but if not, it can be unreliable evidence. It can produce amazing results. Take the recent, highly publicized case of the killing of […]

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