“THE WRONG MAN” – IDENTIFICATION TESTIMONY
After 33 years of practice, it has become readily apparent that, contrary to what jurors are pre-conditioned to believe (and what they need to be re-programmed about in jury selection and trial) is that eye witness identification testimony is inherently faulty and the main result of wrongful convictions.
Defense counsel has to be intricately aware of the dynamics involved in such testimony and how it can be tainted by suggestiveness, false beliefs and numerous other factors. Additionally, effective use of alibi testimony, cell phone records and eye witness expert testimony have helped jurors in their assessment as to the strength of the eye witness testimony submitted at trial.
Victor Knapp, Esq. has been successful in numerous trials convincing juries that there was a reasonable doubt as to whether or not the police have arrested “The Wrong Man”.