Common Methods of Identifying a Suspect Most law enforcement agencies continue to use “line-ups” for witness identification. Some consider this the most reliable method of suspect identification available to them, and reserve these procedures for their most serious cases. The process takes time and effort, after all. Police officers must gather “fillers”, who are the additional people standing in the line-up when a witness attempts to identify a suspect. Often, and surprisingly even in very serious cases, police will simply print […]

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For the Accused, A Fair Trial Requires a Full and Open Discovery Process

When it comes to a government prosecuting an individual, the government always has the advantage.  Arguably, the government always has access to greater resources than the accused.  Their case begins with government-funded investigations that essentially have no limits on the amount of time and resources they can assign to a case.  Most prosecutors also have their own investigators who can go out and further investigate any issues […]

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