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What is DNA evidence?

DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, a substance present in your genes and those of all other human beings. Your DNA profile identifies you in much the same way as your fingerprints do. However, as FindLaw explains, forensic experts need only an incredibly small...

Answers to common appeal questions

Once an individual receives a sentence for a criminal conviction, he or she may qualify for an appeal. An appeal means that he or she asks a higher court to look for legal errors in the lower court's conviction.  If the higher court finds errors that would have...