The police use many different procedures in order for witnesses to a crime be able to identify the suspect. A lineup is one of the most commonly used procedures for this process of identification. Not only is it important for the suspect to be aware of his rights, but the presence of a criminal defense attorney at the time of the lineup might be important in order to make sure that the suspect’s rights are not violated by the police in any way.
The criminal defense attorney, among other things, may be aware of any unfairness in the process of the lineup. In South Florida and all of its jurisdictions including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Broward County, Miami Dade County and Palm Beach County, the presence of an attorney can assure that a lineup will be conducted without the possibility of a bias from the police toward that particular suspect.
If you or someone you know was part of a lineup that you think occurred in an unfair way, you should contact a defense attorney.
If you know someone who is going to be taken for a lineup as a suspect to a criminal activity, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.
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