A Philadelphia District Attorney, Larry Krasner, has helped overturn fourteen wrongful convictions in the last three years. Almost every case involved official misconduct such as prosecutors withholding evidence, secret investigations, or detectives manipulating suspects into giving false confessions.
In 2020, the National Registry of Exonerations reported that there were 2,400 overturned convictions in the last thirty years. Approximately half of the overturns were due to intentional mistakes by police or prosecutors.
So what does this new report do for the justice system? It sheds light on the issue of wrongful conviction; an issue that has always received attention. Not only does it result in someone living their life in prison for far too long, but the consequences last far after their release. Sometimes the victim of wrongful conviction struggles to adjust to regular life, get a job, make friends, and reconnect with their family. It’s a shame and all of that because there was a wrongful conviction.
A wrongful conviction victim definitely deserves compensation for their time spent in jail. But what could their compensation be? There are so many factors that could go into it, so the best thing to do is contact TopDog Law to discuss it! TopDog wants you to get the best compensation possible for your pain and suffering.
Get the compensation you deserve from our Pennsylvania wrongful conviction lawyers. Call TopDog Law today at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to get a free consultation.