New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. Announces Completion of Forensic DNA Training

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Experienced criminal defense attorney Carpenter improves her ability to serve her clients during and prior to trial with her execution of three National Institute of Justice forensic DNA training modules.

New Orleans criminal defense attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. announced a new addition to her credentials this week: the completion of three forensics DNA classes sponsored by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

The three courses—Principles of Forensics DNA, Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes, and Crime Scene and DNA Basics—are designed to educate officers of the court about important aspects of forensics basics, such as how DNA testing works, how to read DNA report results, and what laws are in place regarding how DNA evidence should be handled, especially at a crime scene.

Carpenter said that the knowledge she has acquired from the training sets her apart from other criminal defense lawyers: “Having completed these courses means that now, when a DNA report comes in, I can give my client immediate feedback about what it means and what the strength of their case is,” she said. “Many attorneys have to hire someone else to interpret the report for them, which takes longer and costs more. If you don’t know what you’re looking at, you can’t help your client.”

In addition to reducing costs by eliminating the need for extensive pre-trial consultation with forensics experts, the NIJ’s forensics DNA training courses equip attorneys with the ability to ask more informed, relevant questions during cross-examinations. “You have to know what information is important in order to ask the right questions,” Carpenter pointed out.

Carpenter has long taken pride in her history of getting the best possible results in every case she takes on, and said that her completion of these three courses is another way she has gone the extra mile for her clients: “From allowing me to keep my fees lower to improving my ability to cross-examine police and forensics experts on the stand, the skills I’ve learned in these classes have made me better able to serve my clients,” said Carpenter. “I am a more informed and more effective attorney for having completed this training.”

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. is an experienced New Orleans criminal defense attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Law School, and is a member and supporter of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Her law offices have successfully represented clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Lafayette, Plaquemines, St. John, St. Tammany and St. Charles Parishes. Carpenter’s mission is to provide clients with exceptional, personalized, and professional service.

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