One of the Hudson Valley’s Most Respected Criminal Defense Law Firms, We Are Known for our DNA and Forensic Evidence Expertise

Our founding lawyer has won major acquittals for clients throughout the Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Rockland and Orange County NY area.

When you are accused of a crime, the prosecution often uses DNA and forensic evidence to secure its conviction. In some cases, however, this type of evidence can actually be used to prove your innocence. If you have been charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense attorney who has experience working with DNA and forensic test results. Ben Ostrer, our founding attorney, has successfully represented defendants in cases both using, and refuting, DNA and other forensic evidence. A frequent lecturer on DNA and forensic evidence, he understands the testing process and its effect on criminal cases.  An attorney with a strong understanding of the forensic testing process, he was recently appointed by the Governor of New York to the state’s Commission on Forensic Science.

How We Use DNA and Forensic Evidence in Your Defense

When you are accused of a crime, law enforcement may take samples of blood, saliva, sweat, skin, hair or semen to test for DNA. Because each person has a unique DNA, they hope to use this information to place you at the scene of the crime. We fight back looking for faulty results, procedural errors, and improper investigations. If your DNA evidence was not properly handled or didn’t follow a chain of custody showing it was never misplaced it may not be admissible in your case. If you have been charged with a crime you didn’t commit, DNA evidence can prove your innocence.

Other forensic evidence can also tie you to an alleged crime. Our team understands the science behind fingerprint, ballistic, and fiber samples, and frequently challenges the admission of these types of forensic evidence in court. We know how to confront the expert witnesses who introduce such evidence and will bring in our own experts to refute them when necessary.

If you have been accused of a crime, you need an experienced DNA and forensic evidence lawyer. Contact Ostrer & Associates, P.C. for a free consultation.

P.O. Box 509
111 Main Street, Chester, NY 10918