Chesapeake, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: Have you ever seen a case in which someone was identified by their voice in a robbery crime?

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R. Clinton Clary Jr.
R. Clinton Clary Jr.
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: A voice exemplar, a scientific test used to compare a subjects voice to a known sample of the persons voice, is admissible in federal court and in Virginia state courts if a proper foundation is laid. This is fairly new technology and is used rarely. The only case I have been involved in with this type evidence resulted in a finding that the scientific comparison was inconclusive.

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