DNA testing has had huge implications in the field of criminal law. As forensic technology continues to evolve, individuals throughout the country are being released from prison due to DNA tests, sometimes after years of incarceration. In many cases, investigation of original trials that led to the wrongful incarceration reveals errors and improprieties in physical evidence collection, laboratory procedures or the reporting of test results.
If you or a loved one was falsely convicted of a serious crime, DNA tests may be an essential part of proving innocence. Our firm has extensive experience in successfully obtaining court ordered DNA testing.
Using DNA Testing To Overturn Wrongful Convictions
At the Law Offices of Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates, we have successfully overturned numerous wrongful criminal convictions through the use of DNA testing. Led by attorney Kathleen T. Zellner, our firm serves clients whose cases benefit from the use of DNA testing, including:
- People falsely accused and/or convicted of murder and rape
- Individuals convicted of crimes because of false confessions
- Prison inmates who cannot afford DNA tests
Real Case Results
Attorney Kathleen T. Zellner's clients include individuals who have suffered tremendous injustice. In August 2012, Alprentiss Nash, the firm's 12th exoneration, was released after 17 years of incarceration through the use of DNA evidence. Read more about our firm's cases.