In the past couple of decades, the science of Deoxyribonucleic Acid, more commonly known as DNA, has made leaps and bounds, bringing the concept of DNA into the mainstream consciousness. DNA has also become a common, and often extremely useful tool, in criminal prosecutions for a wide variety of crimes. “Can I Be Arrested for a Sex Crime in San Diego with No DNA Evidence?”
Recently, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the prosecution is prohibited from introducing a forensic laboratory report containing a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) certification through the in-court testimony of a scientist who did not sign the certification or perform or observe the test reported in the certification. The “Supreme Court: BAC Reports Subject to the Sixth Amendment Scrutiny”
Over 6,000 rape kits from active investigations of sex crimes remain untested throughout the country. Experienced criminal defense lawyers know that innocent persons are prosecuted when police selectively test some evidence while ignoring other items of crucial evidentiary value.