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DNA - A Prosecutor’s Practice Notebook Inventory

Four Common Defense Attacks

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Typically, the defense will attempt to discredit the prosecution's case by using one or more of the following attacks on the DNA-related evidence:

  • Even if the suspect's DNA is present, it does not prove the defendant is guilty
  • There is more than the prosecution is telling you
  • Ignore it, it is not credible evidence
  • The lack of DNA evidence creates reasonable doubt as to the defendant's guilt

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