Solving Complex Cases
We are proud of our reputation for solving several of California’s and the United States most difficult and complex cases. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists in pathology, neuropathology, DNA analysis and criminalistics has worked on hundreds of criminal cases. For over 20 years, we’ve been working with criminal and civil cases, including helping to exonerate 50 death-row inmates.
Local Crime Labs Easily Handle Routine Evidence
Today, law enforcement agencies operate their own crime labs which easily handle most routine evidence and analysis. Local labs focus on procedures and repeatable processes in order to rapidly analyze the maximum volume of evidence. Furthermore, today’s local crime labs are divided by sub-specialties. The scientists working in DNA, pathology, and criminalistics are working in separate silos and don’t interact; they aren’t able to easily consult with one another and share observations. Of course, this works fine for the majority of criminal cases and evidence.
We are here to handle cases that can’t be solved within this assembly line, rapid processing approach. We specialize in cases that require deep expertise, special handling, brainstorming and consultation between forensic specialists.
Our Collaborative Approach Yields the Complete Story
Law enforcement and attorneys turn to us when they have old evidence, small samples, mixed samples, and multiple victims — evidence that’s particularly hard to read. These complex cases are our specialty.
What we bring to the table is a team of highly-trained and experienced scientists who work together in a shared lab. For example, our DNA scientists can find DNA on evidence that other labs have given up on or found nothing. Additionally, our team is expert in working with complex DNA mixtures and can identify probabilities even when there is DNA from multiple sources. Our pathologists and criminalists are equally passionate in their refusal to leave any stone unturned.
We Leave No Stone Unturned
The difference is that at Forensic Analytical Crime Lab we have the opportunity to invest more time and effort on the science of forensics in concert with the belief that every piece of evidence plays a critical role in the full picture of the case.
Forensic Analytical Crime Lab also provides many related services including scientific reports, consults with attorneys on the evidence during the pre-trial phase, analysis of crime scenes, and in-person testimony.
Special Handling for Complex Cases
When you have a complex case that requires special handling, speak to us.
We’d be happy to explain how we work and what to expect. You can reach us at 510-266-8100 or fill out this inquiry form to get started.