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Forensic test Criminal Trials, Hearings

Discussion in 'Criminal Procedure, Criminal Court' started by Clarkmare, Sep 20, 2002.

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  1. Clarkmare

    Clarkmare Law Topic Starter New Member

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    If forensic testing was done by a certain scientist, would he not have to testify during a grand jury trial, In this particular case Investigators of this case testified about the results of forensic tests done by Frank Wells, (forensic chemist) (1) is this allowed without Frank Wells present? In other words isn't it heresay for the investigators to testify concerning anothers tests? Is this allowed? (2) The area that the investigators testifed about was false. The investigator testified that a certain substance 'ignited' when exposed to open flame, at the trial the investigator testified it did not ignite when exposed to open flame. Is this not a false testimony before the Grand Jury and does this not constitute prosectional misconduct for allowing such blatent false testimony requiring dismissal of the indictment?
     
  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm not sure whether the testimony is false -- perhaps the substance ignited for one person and not another. You aren't quite clear in your post. Was there a forensic report admitted into evidence? How was the evidence admitted or sought to be admitted regarding the testing? Are you telling me that some person testified that results occurred in a certain lab through his conversation with the tester? Is that it?
     

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