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Wrongful Conviction Lawyer in California

There is little more that is frightening in life than being convicted of a crime you did not commit. Whether you were found guilty by a jury or a judge, or you pleaded guilty for a reduction of charges, you suffered harm as a result. You may have already spent weeks, months, or years behind bars and as a result, have lost relationships, employment, and other opportunities many people take for granted.

After a wrongful conviction, you can file a claim for the losses you suffered, but these civil liability claims are fraught with challenges. We, at Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy, are here to help. Our California wrongful conviction lawyers can help ensure you receive the justice you deserve.

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Unfortunately, wrongful convictions throughout the United States are common. It is estimated that approximately 2% to 10% of all convictions in the country are wrongful. There are several causes of wrongful convictions and they are as follows:

  • False confessions: According to the Innocence Project, false confessions are one of the main causes of wrongful convictions. People confess to crimes they did not commit for many reasons, including wanting to end long interrogations by police or because they suffer from a psychological disorder.
  • Acceptance of a plea deal: The state and federal prosecution and even criminal defense lawyers often advise defendants to accept a plea bargain deal, leading to many wrongful convictions of innocent people. Prosecutors may also threaten defendants with extremely harsh sentences in an effort to scare them into accepting a plea deal. 
  • Mistaken identification by eyewitnesses: Eyewitnesses to a crime can make mistakes just like anybody else. Unfortunately, one mistaken identification is sometimes enough to strengthen the prosecution’s case enough so they can secure a conviction. In other instances, witness testimony may not represent the true facts, which can also result in a wrongful conviction.

Flawed forensic evidence: Forensic evidence is often considered some of the strongest evidence, but it is not always perfect. Forensic experts often make conclusions and speculations in their testimony, and present them to the jury as fact. Experts can also misinterpret evidence such as bloodstain patterns, which can result in a wrongful conviction.

If you were wrongfully convicted of a crime, you may be able to file a claim for financial compensation. You must show that you were innocent and that law enforcement had no reason to suspect you of the crime. If you were injured during your arrest or restrained from an unreasonable amount of time, you may be able to claim additional damages. It is important to speak to a California wrongful conviction lawyer who can advise on the time limits on these claims, and the total damages you may be eligible to receive.
If you have been wrongfully convicted, you do not deserve to suffer the permanent repercussions a conviction can cause. At Burris, Nisenbaum, Curry & Lacy, our California wrongful conviction lawyer can advise on your case and help you hold the liable party accountable for paying the compensation you deserve. Call us now or reach out to us online to schedule a meeting with one of our knowledgeable attorneys and to learn more about your legal options.
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Our Offices

Northern California Office Airport Corporate Centre
7677 Oakport Street, Suite 1120
Oakland, CA 94621
Ph: (510) 839-5200
Southern California Office
9701 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Ph: (310) 601-7070
For press inquiries,
please contact:
Lee Houskeeper
newsservice@aol.com
Ph: (415) 654-9141
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