Go to navigation Go to content
Toll-Free: (888) DUI-LWYR
Phone: (703) 361-6100
The Wilson Law Firm

The Supreme Court says: Analysts are accusatory witnesses

Prosecuting attorneys argued analysts weren't accusatory witnesses, and the U.S.  Supreme Court said of course they are.  After all, they provide testimony proving an element of a crime.  The high Court went on to say there are only two classes of witnesses under the Sixth Amendment: (1) those against the defendant, whom the prosecution must produce, and (2) those in favor of the defendant, whom the defendant may call, and specifically rejected the notion of a third class of witnesses (3) helpful to the prosecution yet immune from confrontation under the Sixth Amendment. 

Live Chat