By Collin County Criminal Defense Attorney Jeremy Rosenthal
The New York Times published this article talking about how scientists have been able to create false memories in mice.
Eyewitness testimony has been extremely problematic in criminal cases. Not only are human’s imperfect in their ability to recollect specific facts and incidents — the problem is compounded because people can convey their poor recollections in a persuasive manner.
*Jeremy Rosenthal is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For legal advice about any situation, you should contact an attorney directly.
Should I Just Call The Prosecutor To Help Them Get My Loved One Help with a Drug or Alcohol Problem?December 12, 2013
By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
I’m asked every now and again by a family of a client if they shouldn’t just talk with a prosecutor in a case where their loved one clearly has a drug or alcohol problem — to see what the prosecutor can do to facilitate treatment.
That many not be the best idea.
Here’s why — because the prosecutor’s version of help and the real version of help may be completely different concepts.
Some prosecutors understand drug and alcohol dependency issues and others simply don’t. Prosecutors who tend to see addiction and mental disorders as excuses may use what you tell them as a battering ram against your loved one. To be fair — many prosecutors “get it” and do bend over backwards to help. The problem from a family member’s stand-point is that divulging negative information to an agent…
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