Do defense attorneys have new elements to consider when dealing with a media-influenced jury?

myth vs. fact

Myth: Fingerprints can be retrieved from almost any surface.

Fact: In reality, retrieving fingerprints from highly textured surfaces, clothing, or skin can be extremely difficult and requires special forensic techniques. For more information on the techniques employed, visit the National Criminal Justice Reference Service or download the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Vol. 65 #4, “Hidden Evidence: Latent Print on Human Skin”.

surveys reveal…

36% of jurors expected to see fingerprint evidence in every criminal case. [2]

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