How an Expert Witness Can Affect Your Case

During a trial, often the defense or prosecution will call witnesses to help them to demonstrate the value of a particular piece of evidence or testimony. When this individual is termed an expert witness, they are commonly a professional in a very specific field. Because of their detailed knowledge, expert witnesses can have a dramatic effect on the outcome of a trial.

If you have been charged with a crime and are facing trial, enlisting the help of a legal professional may help you to fully prepare the challenges associated with your case. Austin criminal defense attorney, Ian Inglis, can help you to prepare for your case and to identify instances in which an expert witness might benefit your defense. Contact our offices at (512) 472-1950 to speak to a qualified lawyer about your rights today.

Information on Expert Witnesses

Each case is unique and the amount of information available is different for every trial. An expert witness may be called in to examine what could be a very important piece of evidence. These are most likely people that work in a scientific, medical, or technical job that allows them to become more familiar with a particular subject than the average person. This could be an injury, the mental capabilities of an individual, or the effects of certain drugs. No matter what the specifics of the case are, an expert witness is intended to confirm or deny the guilt of the individual on trial.

Because expert witnesses are so specialized in a field, their opinions and findings tend to carry a lot of weight with both judge and jury. This means that you could struggle to cast doubt upon an expert witness for the prosecution and also that the prosecution might struggle to overcome an expert witness for the defense.

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If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime and are preparing for a trial, the Austin criminal defense attorneys at the law offices of Ian Inglis can help. Contact our offices today at 512-472-1972 to discuss your options with a member of our legal team.

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