The purposes of eye-witness identification procedures are to:
- Test the witness’ ability to identify the suspect as the person they saw on a previous occasion;
- Provide safeguards against mistaken identification.
There are a number of different procedures open to the police, depending on the evidence in the case, including eye-witness identification, finger print identification and DNA identification.
Identification procedures are highly valuable and often vital pieces of evidence, however it is important that the police comply with all their procedural requirements and act in accordance with the law.
If you are involved in an identification procedure you should seek legal advice immediately.
It is vital that you receive the best advice possible and provide as much detail of the facts of your case as you can to ensure the right result for you.
MK Law is on hand to help you through all stages of the process.