Working with Expert Witnesses
Expert witnesses can be very beneficial. A credible witness that supports your argument can be invaluable in convincing a jury of a fact or legal conclusion.
Expert testimony is regulated by the Minnesota Rules of Evidence which allows for expert witness testimony if it will “assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue.” The rules also require the expert opinion to have “foundational reliability.” This creates a unique intersection of law and other fields.
Not only is it important to choose a qualified expert who supports conclusions that support your defense, but it is vitally important to convince a jury that the expert’s opinions are valid.
A good expert will be able to explain complex concepts to a jury in a way that they can understand.
This makes your criminal defense attorney just as important as the expert your attorney chooses. Additionally, it is very important to have an experienced attorney who knows how to guide the expert testimony so the expert will answer the jury’s questions.
The attorneys at Groshek Law PA have extensive trial experience and as a result know many of the best experts to call in your case, no matter what the charge may be.