Eyewitness Identification

Highly recommend! Colin thank you so much for your dedication. Thank you for actually wanting to sincerely help and give us the best outcome we can get. You are by far one of the best. You helped my bf reschedule a court date after it was missed and was able to give him the same plea deal. Thank you again Colin.

Kassandra H

Absolutely wonderful! Collin was fantastic. He really fought for me and I am very happy with the outcome of my case. He really fought for my case to have a positive outcome and was supportive, easy to get ahold of when needed and walked me through everything. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone!!

Stephanie M

I would highly recommend Hoeller McLaughlin. They helped my husband on a probation violation case and did an excellent job. Dustin Trammel was our attorney and he communicated with us and was supportive and helpful throughout the process. Very good legal service and would recommend this firm.

Hillary G

Colin by far has been one of the BEST attorneys in Ft. Worth. His dedication and attentiveness really shows not only in court but with the client and family. Great communication, easy web portal and friendly staff. 5 stars are NOT enough. Thank you Colin

Stephanie Alvarado

I can not say enough about how grateful I am that Dustin Trammel was my attorney! Having no experience with court proceedings, Dustin explained everything and stayed in touch with me the entire time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney! Very highly recommend!!

Brenna Mills
October 9, 2015

Our Fort Worth criminal attorney uses the five following challenges to eyewitness identification. While an eyewitness identification used to be considered highly reliable, that thinking has changed. Here are the reasons:

  1. Witness duress and stress. A witness is likely seeing violence and/or lots of motion and might not be able to concentrate.
  2. Presence of a weapon. Studies have shown that the witness will focus on weapon to the exclusion of everything else, including the perpetrator.
  3. Racism. A witness might tend to choose a suspect of a different race or associate certain crimes with other races.
  4. Law enforcement. Witnesses might be pressured or coerced by law enforcement to step forward.
  5. Media involvement. A witness might try to play a hero role.

Contact the Law Office of Bryan P. Hoeller, our Fort Worth criminal attorney, for help with your case.

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