Experts

  1. militarydefenselawyers351Defense consultants. United States v. Kelly, 39 M.J. 235 (C.M.A. 1994).
    Defense counsel did not demonstrate necessity of presence of defense urinalysis consultant at trial where he had telephonic access to expert consultant and did not identify any irregularity in test.
  2. Expert witnesses. United States v. George, 40 M.J. 540 (A.C.M.R. 1994).
    Military judge improperly precluded defense expert from testifying that the presence of cocaine on everyday objects may have led to contamination of the urine sample.
  3. Choice of Experts. United States v. Short, 50 M.J. 370 (C.A.A.F. 1999).
    Accused not entitled to independent, non-government expert unless there is a
    showing that the accused’s case is not “the usual case.”