Crime scene reconstruction and a secondary forensic analysis can be used to confirm or highlight discrepancies of witness accounts or forensic findings. Should any discrepancy(s) be found that support your clients versions of events a crime scene reconstruction could be of vital importance.
Person was charged with attempted murder. After forensic scene examination, test firing and reporting the charge was upheld and committed to trial.
Our firearms experts have years of experience of examining, reviewing and in the reconstruction of crime scenes. In this case our firearms expert examined the scene and the prosecutions findings and based on their analysis of the scene conducted a further range of fire tests with the weapon. Post which he concluded that it was not possible for this weapon to have caused the damage at the scene at the alleged angle and at the alleged range.
Undertake a crime scene reconstruction and conduct a secondary analysis of the incident and crime scene.
Consider the capability of particular weapons and ammunition.
Interpret bullet damage, wounds and gunshot blood pattern analysis (BPA) caused by the discharge of firearms.
Determine the range and trajectory of shots fired.
Assess the condition of weapons.
Conduct velocity testing to determine muzzle energy.
Test fire and recover bullets and cartridge cases for comparison.
Review the original forensic examination, findings and report(s).
Re-interpret the findings in the light of your client’s version of events.
Re-examine any firearms, ammunition or scene related items that have been retained by the police.
Examine additional evidence.
Comment on factors that may not have been considered in original forensic report.
Prepare reports or statements for use in court, both criminal and civil.
Attend court to give evidence or to support the defence team by assisting with cross-examination.
Evidence was presented in court and the defendant was acquitted.