MA Eye Witness ID Issue
In many cases in Massachusetts the strongest evidence against you may be eyewitness testimony. Eye witness testimony in any criminal case can be difficult to overcome. Depending on a number of different factors the eye witnesses’ testimony may not be reliable in criminal cases.
One of the major issues in the eye witness cases is the quality of the observation. Another words, how good of a look did the eye witness get. In most criminal cases, the incident happens quickly, usually at night, there lighting could be poor, the weather conditions may not be ideal and there may be a lot going on. All these factors may affect the eye witness’s ability to actually see the defendant.
The eye witness could also being going through several things that affects his or her judgment. The eye witness could be stressed during the event, placed in shock right after the event, and traumatized in the long run. The eye witness may also feel the pressure of the police to pick the correct person. All these factors can lead to a witness making mistakes.
Call Attorney Jason Chan to talk about your case today at 508-808-8902.