Evidence, the presentation of evidence, the handling of evidence and the variety of opinions regarding the evidence have a way of disguising or distorting key issues pertaining to the facts while other considerations may go unnoticed.
In such instances the Case becomes a menagerie of papers, photos, documents, testimony, technical data, manufacturer's specifications, service bulletins etc. in which the facts have gotten disguised, confused and / or deemphasized or in which light is brought to one issue without proper consideration of others.
We can provide an insight into this evidence and testimony submitted to suggest which testimony may be more closely associated to the proper subject at hand and perhaps which other such testimony might be more likely to have the appearance of "smoke and mirrors" rather than fact.
There have been instances where Police and / or other Official documentation had been dissected and criticized to such an extent that the facts as reported, the Officer's intent and / or true meaning had been distorted or, in some instances forgotten years later.
In such cases it would appear that it is now the Police Officer or Judicial System itself that is on trial instead of the suspect or defendant.
In the Case of the State of Florida vs. Mc Curry we had been called upon to review all automotive evidence, histories, photographs, reports, insurance claim files, manufacturer's documentation and specification data to evaluate sequence of events, factual indications supported by research, and to present such in a logical manner.
In our opinion the Defendant's Defense Team had succeeded in de-emphasizing key evidence and having it almost appear that the Florida Highway Patrol Automobile Crime Unit Leader had been in error.
Our intervention lead to the Defendant entering into a plea agreement instead of a continued denial of the charges.
In other instances there are cases which Official reports had contained erroneous remarks or statements. Consideration should also be applied to the erroneous portions of the report(s) or documents(s) to disqualify the erroneous portions alone.