DNA Attorney in Corpus Christi, Texas
The use of DNA in crime investigations and as evidence at trial is a method to identify suspects and their presence at a crime scene.
DNA evidence is not a conclusive indicator of guilt or commission of the acts of a crime, and in some cases may be misleading to a judge or jury.
Too often, it is presented as a sure marker of one’s guilt, and goes unchallenged.
DNA is unique for every individual and appears to be a certain way to tell who was part of a crime. However, there may be multiple reasons that one’s DNA may be found at the scene or on a victim’s body, and other evidence must be presented to support any criminal charge.
There are some factors that may reduce the value or certainty of a DNA sample including:
- Contamination of the sample at the point of gathering
- No documentation of the chain of custody
- Laboratory error in testing the sample
- Incomplete samples or partial matches
Although many suspects have been rightly convicted using DNA, there are well-documented cases where convictions have been overturned based on new evidence that contradicts the use of DNA to establish culpability.
Just because the DNA matches does not mean that the person is guilty of the crime.
Because of the uncertainty around how DNA is used and collected, anyone accused of a crime that is based on DNA evidence may have a solid defense to present if there is no other evidence to support the charge.
To fight this charge, you will need a criminal defense attorney who is well versed in the use of DNA as evidence, as well as challenging the processes of collection and custody.
Bobby Bourlon will investigate every element of the evidence and case against you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are not unfairly convicted.
Please call for a free consultation at 361-289-6040.