DNA and serology Cases in korea
How sure are you that the prosecution will treat your dna evidence without bias?
Every year, hundreds of service members are accused of military crimes.
And without fail, DNA and serology evidence plays a dramatic role in the
outcome of the cases where it’s involved. DNA evidence will make
or break a case, and yet service members and their defense attorneys are
typically blissfully ignorant on the science behind the forensic evidence
and how to utilize it in court. This makes absolutely no sense to us,
and we expect it makes absolutely no sense to you.
Bilecki & Tipon has spent years working on cases where DNA evidence
is present. We understand the types of tests that are used and the results
that those tests provide. We’ve learned over the years when to go
by the prosecution’s DNA evidence, and when to have our own forensic
DNA specialists take a second look. If the prosecutors take their evidence
too far, we can catch them in the act and use their own evidence against
them, oftentimes ensuring a complete meltdown of their case.
our strategies take every type of dna test into account
The prosecution can easily fool an unprepared defense attorney with the
DNA evidence they’ve acquired. This is especially the case for court
martial defense attorneys who don’t have a comprehensive understanding
of the science behind the testing and aren’t interested in delving
into every nuanced detail of the prosecution’s DNA reports. We don’t
even need to mention how these cases end up turning out.
Bilecki & Tipon is so focused on DNA evidence that we have been studying
its use in a court for over a decade. Three tests in particular are critical
to understand if you want to break the prosecution’s hold on the
case’s DNA evidence:
Autosomal STR DNA: This is powerful DNA evidence which can pinpoint two separate samples of
DNA with extreme accuracy (odds as high as if not higher than 1 in 1 sextillion
to be precise).
Y-STR DNA: This type of DNA evidence will identify
male DNA within a mixed DNA sample. The prosecution will often use this type
of evidence in a sexual assault case, “proving” that the DNA
of the accused was found after taking a swab sample from the victim. But
Y-STR DNA isn’t nearly as discriminating as Autosomal STR DNA testing
and is replete with limitations that can be exploited in court.
Serology Testing: This test is performed before any other DNA test, and is used to determine
whether further DNA testing is even necessary. Serology testing can indicate
the presence of bodily fluids but cannot be used to determine the exact
DNA makeup of that semen.
The prosecution’s DNA narrative isn’t safe around Bilecki & Tipon
DNA evidence never lies—but the prosecution certainly might. Expect
them to twist the results of the DNA and serology evidence in every way
imaginable to ensure the jury remains convinced of their argument. We
routinely see USACIL forensic biologists try to get “creative”
with their testimony in order to inculpate the accused instead of just
playing it straight.
Prosecutors and USACIL forensic biologists are rarely confronted by their
counterparts on the other side of the aisle, and they’ve become
complacent in their use of DNA evidence, showing rampant bias in their
conclusions and testimony and almost inviting someone to question their
assumptions. So it comes as no surprise that when Bilecki & Tipon
walk into the courtroom with heaps of questions prepared in advance, they
have no idea what hit them.
In fact, Mr. Bilecki’s various cross-examinations have formed the
basis for training certain Forensic Biologists on how to testify in court.
If they were simply testifying to what the evidence showed and not attempting
to help convict the accused, why would this type of training even be necessary?
In case after case, we can consistently undermine the prosecution’s
DNA evidence by building our court narrative and strategies using these
· Does the DNA evidence actually prove any wrongdoing? If this is
a sexual assault case, does the DNA testing advance the theory that the
victim actually consented to sex?
· What type of DNA test is being used? Is the prosecution is using
Y-STR DNA to put our client at the scene of the crime?
· Will a third party DNA specialist be a useful asset to us in this
· What evidence was collected and not tested? What could have been shown?
· If DNA evidence is NOT present, can we use that to help our client
escape a conviction?
· Does any additional evidence exist that could refute the DNA evidence?
Is the DNA evidence alone enough to convict our client?
These questions often allow us to build a very effective case regardless
of the type of DNA evidence in use. They’ve actually allowed us
to use the prosecution’s own DNA evidence against them.
the prosecution’s dna evidence often doesn’t stand a chance
against bilecki & Tipon
DNA evidence can often sink your case or set you free. It’s up to
your defense attorneys to maximize its utility and ensure it fits squarely
into your case’s theory of defense. Unless you want the prosecution
to have full control over this critical piece of evidence, you’ll
want to hire the best defense team possible for your court martial trial.
Don’t allow your case to be sunk by DNA evidence. Call our law firm
24 hours a day, 7 days a week to set up your initial consultation with
the experienced lawyers at Bilecki & Tipon today! (800) 996-9747.