Client’s vehicle was involved in serious rollover accident. Client’s friend who was with Client in vehicle was ejected and suffered severe bodily injury. At scene of accident, Client told officers he was the driver. Client then received call from friend stating they needed to get their stories together about who was driving. Attorney Segura retained DNA expert to retrieve blood/tissue/fluid samples from vehicle in attempt to determine who had been sitting in driver seat at time of accident. DNA testing revealed that Client’s blood was found on passenger side and blood of unknown male was found on driver side airbag. Two years later, state submitted defense DNA samples to their own lab which confirmed defense results, case was dismissed.
State v. P. J. R.