LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney David B. Frank | Dec 31, 2017

Cross-Racial Eyewitness Identification

Despite the numbers of reported media accounts of Eye Witness Identification leading to false convictions, misidentification is not a defense set out in the Texas Penal Code and Texas law does not authorize a trial court to give a Cross-Racial Eyewitness Identification Instruction to the Jury.

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