Did Inaccurate Eyewitness Testimony Put You In Prison?
Eyewitness testimony can be very persuasive to a judge or jury, but it is not always accurate. Even if a witness seems convinced that they identified the correct suspect, they may be wrong. In fact, false eyewitness identifications are one of the most common factors that contribute to wrongful convictions. Many innocent people spent time in prison for crimes they did not commit, due in large part to the incorrect testimony of a witness.
That is why Mueller Law Firm represents clients in Michigan who were wrongly convicted based on false witness ID. Whether the witness in your case mistook you for someone else or deliberately misled the court, we can help you recover compensation for the time you lost.
What Causes Eyewitness Misidentification?
For decades, prosecutors and police officers did not question the accuracy of eyewitness testimony. But recent scientific research shows that eyewitnesses are much less reliable than previously thought. This is because:
- Many eyewitnesses are afraid or anxious when questioned by authorities
- Human memory is not always reliable or accurate
- Witnesses focus on weapons instead of the perpetrator’s appearance
- Police and government lawyers use suggestive techniques to interrogate eyewitnesses
- Identifications across races are often inaccurate
You Lost Years Of Your Life. Now, Get Compensation.
There is no amount of money that can bring back the time you lost with your family and friends. But financial compensation can help you start the next chapter of your life. If you were exonerated in a Michigan case, the state of Michigan may owe you for your damages. When you work with Mueller Law Firm, we can help you every step of the way.
If eyewitness testimony helped derail your life, we can help you get it back on track. Contact our office in Novi to talk to an attorney today. Call 248-489-WOLF (9653) or contact us online to arrange your free initial consultation.