1. MD’s get entrance/exit wrong about 50% of the time, per research – don’t go off of medical charts. Most doctors still go off of size of the wound, which is inaccurate.

2. Range of Fire can generally be determined by wound characteristics: Soot indicates the gun was fired within 0-6 inches; Tattooing indicates a range of less than 48”

3. Black Powder burns do not occur from modern day guns

4. Size of the exit wound is determined by:

  • The transfer of energy (could be bigger from passing through bone);
  • The bullet’s form after any damage or separation; and
  • Swelling of the underlying tissue.

5. Penetrating = bullet entered but did not exit; Perforating = bullet entered and exited.


For our newsletter and blog this month we are reviewing 5 facts about different topics relating to criminal law. The blog topics for this month are:

5 things criminal attorneys should know about …

  • Diabetes (7/3/15)
  • Bruises (7/10/15)
  • Gunshot Wounds (7/17/15)
  • Loss of Consciousness (7/24/15)
  • Seizures (7/31/15)

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