Public Defender Robert Wesley to Review 2,000 Cases for Fingerprint Expert’s Mistakes

Last week, news came to light that Orange County Sheriff’s Office fingerprint expert Marco Palacio had been removed from active cases due to mistakes. Robert Wesley, Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, is hiring additional staff to spend the next six months reviewing nearly 2,000 cases. If you believe that your case may have been affected by Palacio’s testimony, please call (407) 836-4806 or complete the form online at