Criminal Defense Expert Witnesses

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Criminal defense expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including criminal law, forensic science, psychology, psychiatry, and digital forensics. Some of the most common criminal defense expert witness specialties also include DNA analysis, fingerprint identification, mental health assessments, substance abuse evaluations, and cybercrime investigations. They can opine on the effects of eyewitness testimony reliability, defendant competency, mitigating circumstances in sentencing, the validity of forensic evidence, and the impact of substance abuse on criminal behavior.

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Steve B Ijames, MSView profile

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Mr. Steve B Ijames, MS

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Mr. Steve Ijames has 43 years of experience in Law Enforcement and Security. He earned his BS in Criminal Justice Administration from Drury University and his MS in Public Administration from the City University of Seattle. Formerly, he served in the Springfield Police Department, retiring at the rank of Major in 2007. He also served as an Interim Chief of Police at Republic Police Department and...

Criminology Expert WitnessView profile


Criminology Expert Witness

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This highly qualified expert has years of experience in the field of premises liability. He received his PhD in criminology from Florida State University and is a certified protection professional by the American Society for Industrial Security. He is a member of various renowned professional associations, including the American Correctional Association, the International Society of Crime...

Dramshop Liability and Bar Violence Expert WitnessView profile


Dramshop Liability and Bar Violence Expert Witness

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This dramshop liability expert has a background in law enforcement. He is a former Police Officer and later served as a Senior Investigator for the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. As a Liquor Control Officer, he was assigned to investigate alcohol-related accidents and violence to assure compliance with the state law and the operational procedures of the establishment as well...

Security & Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Expert WitnessView profile


Security & Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Expert Witness

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This expert is an independent security consultant with international experience in crime prevention, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), security management and premises liability litigation support. Formerly the Principal Consultant and Executive Vice President at IPC International Corporation, a security firm, he entered the field as a Detective with the Baltimore Police...

DEA Investigation Expert WitnessView profile


DEA Investigation Expert Witness

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This expert has served the Drug Enforcement Administration for 21 years before entering the private sector. He gained a BA in law enforcement administration from Youngstown State University and was a state trooper for the Maryland State Police for 7 years before joining the DEA. At the DEA, he investigated international and domestic crime organizations, seizing millions of dollars in drug-related...

Criminal Defense Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a criminal defense expert witness in a trial?

A criminal defense expert witness provides specialized knowledge to help the court understand complex issues related to the case. They can clarify technical aspects, provide analysis, and testify on behalf of the defendant.

What types of cases does a criminal defense expert witness typically handle?

Criminal defense expert witnesses handle a wide range of cases including drug offenses, violent crimes, white-collar crimes, DUIs, and more. Their expertise can be crucial in challenging prosecution evidence.

How can a criminal defense expert witness contribute to my case strategy?

An expert witness can identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case, provide alternative interpretations of evidence, and present compelling testimony that supports your defense strategy.

Are there subspecialties within the field of criminal defense expert witnessing?

Yes, there are many subspecialties. These include forensic science experts, mental health professionals for insanity defenses, computer crime specialists, and more depending on the nature of the case.

Why is it important to have a criminal defense expert witness with experience in my specific type of case?

Each type of criminal case has unique nuances. An expert with experience in your specific case type will be familiar with these details and can provide more accurate and persuasive testimony.

How does Expert Institute select its Criminal Defense expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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