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Expert Witnesses Who Lie

Whether it is DWI expert witnesses, DNA experts, or analytical chemists, the concerns for truth in science are the same…. The American Criminal Justice System: “Houston, We have a Problem.” Expert Witnesses Who Lie Mark Fuhrman, convicted of felony perjury after the O.J. Simpson trial, is now a national Fox legal analyst, an “expert witness” on police matters. Last week, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, ruled “Dr.” James Ferguson, a state toxicologist, convicted of perjury, could NOT be sued or found liable for lying in a murder case where his expert witness testimony was relied upon by the judge...

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Double Standard

We the citizens must know the law. It is no excuse for us to not know the law in court. Yet the Houston Court of Appeals created a double standard when it ruled that a cop can be mistaken on the law and it does not matter, the resulting investigation is legal. In other words: the stop is good. Babel v. State created a double standard The Houston Court of Appeals in Babel v. State, No. 14-17-00762-CR, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 3144 (Tex.App.-Houston [14th Dist.] April 18, 2019) (designated for publication) has laid down the gauntlet in an illogical position to "back the...

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A Sad Day in America

It is a sad day in America because the National Commission on Forensic Science has been terminated. This commission has helped overturn convictions based on faulty forensic science. Further, the commission has been helpful for DUI and Criminal Defense lawyers by exploring minimal qualifications to be able to be an analyst in reporting a forensic result and minimum requirements to ensure validity in forensic science. The elimination of this commission will serve to harm more than help those who have been accused of a crime, including a DUI. It will also harm DUI and Criminal Defense lawyers in being able...

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