Forensic Science Is Not Always Accurate
Forensic science is often a crucial piece of evidence in many criminal cases and forms the basis of many criminal convictions. However, forensic science is not always accurate. Inaccurate forensic science has sent countless people to prison for crimes they did not commit. Even worse, there have been cases in which police or prosecutors deliberately fabricated forensic evidence to target an innocent person.
If inaccurate forensic science or forensic fraud contributed to your wrongful conviction, you deserve compensation for the pain you suffered and the time you lost. Mueller Law Firm represents clients throughout Michigan and the Midwest who were wrongfully convicted due in part to faulty forensic evidence. Our legal team cares about fighting for your rights. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Examples Of Questionable Forensic Science
In our era of TV shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and other crime shows, many people put too much faith in the accuracy of forensic science. While forensic science has helped put many criminals in prison where they belong, it has also contributed to countless wrongful convictions.
There are numerous facets of forensic science that may be inaccurate, such as:
- DNA — Judges, juries, police officers and prosecutors tend to see DNA evidence as the nail in a defendant’s coffin. However, the presence of DNA does not necessarily indicate guilt.
- Blood spatter — Many courts accept blood-spatter analysis as sound evidence, even though numerous scientists have discredited its scientific accuracy.
- Firearms testing — Firearms and toolmark testing is far from accurate. In fact, the Detroit Police Department shut down its crime lab because it had a 10 percent error in firearms identification cases. Even worse the Mueller Law Firm has handled several cases where firearm evidence was intentionally falsified, leading to innocent men spending decades in prison for crimes they did not commit.
We Have Scientific Knowledge And Years Of Experience
Wolfgang Mueller, our founding attorney, is a former engineer with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering. His background in science is crucial when investigating forensic evidence. We use our understanding of science to carefully research, analyze and discredit the forensic science that puts you in jail.