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Fighting back against junk science in the courtroom

We’ve all seen television shows like “CSI,” which demonstrate that forensic science is the silver bullet in criminal investigation. Lab technicians and on-site investigators are the heroes who notice details that others might miss, using cutting-edge tests and computer analysis. These shows are so entertaining that most Americans need no convincing that forensic testing is irrefutable.

Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, much of forensic “science” cannot reasonably be called science at all. And a blind faith in many of these unscientific tests has led to countless wrongful convictions. In some cases, the wrongfully convicted were even sentenced to death.

4 reasons to appeal your criminal conviction

Few things in life are scarier than facing a prison sentence. After all, society intends for incarceration to be punishment for bad conduct. Even worse, unless you have a law degree, the Texas court system can seem downright confusing. Still, if a judge or jury has convicted you of a crime, you may want to appeal your conviction

Unfortunately, you cannot file a criminal appeal simply because you do not like the outcome of your case. On the contrary, you must have a legally valid reason to ask a higher court to overturn your conviction. Generally, Texas law allows appeals in the following four situations: 

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