Kissimmee, FL asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Florida

Q: Is facial recognition used by a retailer admissible a year after alledged crime took place

And how does that retailer get your address from their surveillance/ facial recognition software

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Toronto

A: Short answer is yes. The issue is not so much the time nexus between the video and the crime, its the reliability of the evidence. Is the facial recognition software reliable? Does it make mistakes? What is the error rate? Is an expert going to testify about the reliability? How is the software being used? How does it prove the crime? Its likely only one piece of evidence in the case, but how it's used and how it helped in the investigation is the issue.

1 user found this answer helpful

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.