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Saturday, March 18 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Defending a Case with Ballistic Evidence

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Ballistic Evidence has long been admitted in criminal courts throughout the United States. Following the publication of the NAS Report in 2009 and the PCAST Report, Ballistic Evidence has come under increased criticism. This presentation will discuss the substantive and procedural issues involved in litigating Ballistic evidence. We will discuss the actions that should be taken and motions an attorney should file to ensure they are provided full discovery and access to the prosecution’s Ballistic evidence.  This information is necessary for the defense lawyer to prepare for trial and provide the defense expert a fair opportunity to conduct their own investigation.  We will discuss the different ways in which to try and challenge the admissibility of Ballistic evidence.  The presentation will also provide attorneys ideas on trying limit the manner in which Ballistic testimony is presented by the prosecution as well as ways to undermine its persuasiveness with the jury.

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Andre Vitale

Trial Chief, NJ Office of the Public Defender, Hudson Trial Office
Andre Vitale (Jersey City, NJ).  Andre has served as a public defense lawyer for over 23 years as a trial lawyer, training director, educator, and mentor. He currently works as an Trial Chief Hudson Trial Region of the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender. Andre previously served... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2023 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Room K