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Wrongful Convictions Often Start With Eyewitness Accounts

Criminal defense lawyers often have to face some common hurdles when representing their clients. One is that juries tend to believe that if someone has been arrested and charged with a crime, they must be guilty of something. Another is giving undue credence to eyewitness testimony. Despite scientific evidence that eyewitness testimony is not as reliable as most people think, it can often be the deciding factor in determining someone’s guilt or innocence.

The now world-famous Innocence Project has compiled data on the major causes of wrongful conviction and have presented it in an easy to use interface here.

The Crowley Law Firm PLLC of Seattle, Yakima and many other Washington State cities such as Kenniwick, Pasco and Richland, have handled numerous cases where eyewitness testimony has shown to be flawed and that has resulted in positive outcomes for their clients. See the William Myles case here.

As a Seattle defense lawyer, John Crowley of the Crowley Law Firm PLLC represents clients at trial with experience and compassion.