Michael J. Sweedo, C.L.P.E.

I am a fingerprint expert (Certified Latent Print Examiner), bloodstain pattern analyst, and Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst who has been working independently out of Sonoita, AZ for the last 14 years. The following is a summary of my experience:

Twenty four years experience testifying in federal, military, state and city courts. Experience supplemented by teaching and educational media background.

Eleven years experience with Tucson Police Department as an Identification Technician and Senior Identification Technician. Job duties included processing crime scenes for latent prints, evidence collection, latent print comparisons, John & Jane Doe identification, evidence processing, crime scene photography, crime scene analysis, photo darkroom work and section management.


Independent fingerprint consultant since May, 1992. During this time I have worked cases for defense and prosecuting attorneys, private investigators, government agencies and private individuals - both nationally and internationally. My work as an independent consultant has included testifying in federal, military and state courts, primarily for the defense.

I have spoken at the annual conventions of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as for the Arizona Association for Licensed Private Investigators and the Arizona Society for Industrial Security. I have also spoken in front of the US Army Trial Defense Service in Hanau, Germany and have had numerous articles published in law related publications.

My services include a full written report, phone or personal consultation and written notes on thoughts that occur to me as I am doing my work that might be relevant to your case or line of questioning. My work is honest, timely, thorough, and confidential.


I call it as I see it. If you believe in your case, I do my best to find any and all evidence to support your case. If the information does not support your case, I will advise you as to what you have and what you do not have. Remember, the evidence speaks for itself. But there may be more than one point of view on what this is.


Are you skeptical about using an out-of-area expert? Please read Why Use an Out-of-Area Expert?


As each case is unique, please call so we can discuss your specific needs.

Mike Sweedo
P.O. Box 129
Sonoita, AZ 85637
(520) 455-5697
Cell Phone: (520) 403-5383


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