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Virginia suggestive identification with a bandana allowed by court

Virginia suggestive identification police procedures should never happen. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that human nature alone means that we will continue to see suggestive police procedures to identify criminal perpetrators. The best that can be done is to severely reduce the frequency...

A possibly misidentified man is serving a 9-year Virginia robbery sentence

Criminal defendants fingered primarily or exclusively on eyewitness testimony should fight tooth and nail to get the most beneficial jury instructions, should preserve any cross-racial identification issues for argument and appeal, and should consider whether an eyewitness identification expert should be hired.