NEW YORK WRONGFUL CONVICTION LAWYERS
WE REPRESENT EXONEREES
THE COURT OF CLAIMS ACT- SECTION 8B
CLAIMS FOR WRONGFUL CONVICTION
If you were wrongfully convicted of a crime, that you didn't commit, you may be entitled to compensation, if your conviction was vacated or overturned. New York State has enacted a law that provides compensation for exonerees that were wrongfully incarcerated. These claims are allowed under the Court of Claims Act. The New York Legislature enacted the Court of Claims Act § 8-b in 1984 to allow innocent persons to recover damages from the State where they can prove by clear and convincing evidence that they were unjustly convicted and imprisoned. These are not easy cases to win, and need to be carefully prepared. If you are an exoneree, who was wrongfully convicted, call our New York wrongful conviction lawyers for a free consultation.
Our New York wrongful conviction lawyers know all too well, how devastating a wrongful conviction can be. One minute you are living your life and all of a sudden you are arrested and put in jail for a crime you didn't commit. All of a sudden your life, dreams, and plans for the future come to an abrupt halt, and you are facing an uncertain future, and confined in prison, and forced to survive in the prison environment, with slim hopes of the truth ever coming to light. If this sounds like something that happened to you, call a New York wrongful conviction lawyers today, because there are strict time limits on our ability to seek compensation. Don't lose out on what you are entitled to, by blowing a time limit.
WRONGFUL CONVICTION STATISTICS
According to the New York Wrongful Conviction database, there have been 275 wrongful convictions in New York State, with just over seven years of incarceration being the average time an exoneree spends incarcerated.
The crime, which people are most frequently convicted of is murder. Of the 275 people in the data base, 12 were sentenced to death and 127 received sentences of life in prison.
According to the Innocence Project: There have been 130 murder convictions that were overturned based on DNA evidence that showed the people who were convicted were innocent.