5 Ways the Criminal Justice System is Compromised by Bad Forensics

Fraudulent practices and bad science are nothing new at crime labs unfortunately.  There have been many recent cases which highlight this.  One of the most notorious has been the case of Annie Dookhan.  According to the New York Times: Ms. Dookhan pleaded guilty in 2013 to 27 counts, including perjury, obstruction of justice and tampering…

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Charged with an Assault in Pennsylvania? We Can Help

Assault is a very serious crime in Pennsylvania.  If you have been charged, here are some things you should remember: Even a “Simple Assault” charge can result in jail time.  For example, “Simple Assault with Mutual Consent” (i.e. a plain old fashioned one-on-one fist fight where both people want to fight), can result in up…

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New Ruling Clears the Way for Thousands to Challenge based on False Forensics

The name Annie Dookhan has become synonymous with false fabricated forensics.  She is a personification of everything that is wrong with crime labs across the nation. According to the New York Times: Ms. Dookhan pleaded guilty in 2013 to 27 counts, including perjury, obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence, and was sentenced to three…

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Man Exonerated After Nearly 40 Years Sues Cleveland Police

On May 19, 1975 Harold Franks was brutally murdered during a robbery in Cleveland.  Based on the hearsay testimony of a 12 year-old boy, police arrested 18-year-old Ricky Jackson, 17-year-old Ronnie Bridgeman, and Bridgeman’s 20-year-old brother Wiley.  None of them had a previous criminal record. What happened after that is the most horrific, callous, and cruel trail…

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