Blischak Law August 13, 2023 Personal injury
If you are facing criminal charges, you may be concerned about who will testify on your behalf. Often, lay witnesses, or witnesses who are not experts, are the main voices that the jury will hear. In some cases, an expert witness can illustrate the facts of the case in a way that can be eye-opening for a jury.
Lay witnesses are typically called to the stand to describe what they observed personally following a crime or a criminal allegation. They will be questioned about their experience, what they saw, heard, or inferred. Their testimony can shed important light on what happened at the scene or the scene surrounding the crime.
The weight of their testimony can be countered or punctuated by the testimony of an expert witness. The judge or jury will listen to all the testimony and determine its appropriateness and bearing on their decision.
Expert witnesses can be used by the state or by the defense team. An expert witness has specialized information, knowledge, or skills relevant to the case. Expert witness testimony is for the following purposes:
There is an array of types of expert witnesses. Some of the types that are often called upon are listed below:
Expert witnesses provide education for the judge and jury concerning complicated matters. Often, in murder cases, forensic pathologists are called to testify about the details of an autopsy, for example. Determining the trajectory of a bullet to properly place those at the scene and determine what direction the gun was shot from can be important in cases where firearms are involved.
If you are in need of a strong criminal defense, sometimes an expert witness is necessary to convince a jury that there is reasonable doubt in your case. At Blischak Law Firm, we truly care about our clients and will provide them with the type of expert witness testimony needed to protect their freedom and their rights in court. Reach out today to discuss what we can do for you.