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Our team at Kreizer Law has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted law firms in New York and New Jersey. We have built our practice on a moral and ethical code that is at the core of everything we do. Consequently, we have created a law firm that has zero tolerance for police brutality and injustice, providing strength to those who have no voice when it comes to civil rights litigation.
Why Do I Need a Wrongful Conviction Attorney?
Hiring an attorney is crucial in a wrongful conviction case for a number of reasons. Here are a few ways that not hiring an attorney can be detrimental:
Lack of legal knowledge: Without legal knowledge, it can be difficult to understand the complexities of a wrongful conviction case. An attorney has the knowledge and experience to navigate the legal system and can help you make informed decisions about your case.
Lack of resources: A wrongful conviction case can require a great deal of time, effort, and resources. An attorney can help you gather evidence, build your case, and connect you with experts who can testify on your behalf.
Lack of experience: If you are not familiar with the legal system, you may not know how to effectively advocate for yourself in court. An attorney has experience in the courtroom and can help you present your case in the most effective way possible.
On the other hand, here are some benefits of hiring an attorney for your wrongful conviction case:
Legal know-how: An attorney has the expertise to evaluate your case and provide you with legal guidance and support.
Resources: An attorney has access to a wide range of resources, including experts who can provide testimony on your behalf, investigative resources, and legal databases.
Advocacy: An attorney can serve as your advocate, fighting for your rights and working to ensure that you receive a fair trial.
Emotional support: A wrongful conviction case can be emotionally draining. An attorney can provide you with emotional support throughout the process.
If you believe you have been wrongfully convicted and need an attorney to help you navigate the legal system, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Kreizer Law. Our team of experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights and build a strong case on your behalf.
When to File a Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit
When an individual is imprisoned and deprived of his or her physical liberty – and is later fully exonerated – they have every right to expect compensation for this abhorrent miscarriage of justice. Being victimized by the very system that is supposed to protect them, they have lost a portion of their life they can never reclaim. A person in this situation will also endure irreparable harm to their reputation, relationships, and emotional well-being.
Police officers and prosecutors are capable of making mistakes; they are also capable of pushing forward blindly, simply to get a conviction. Other people may find it advantageous to lie and try to implicate others if they think it will help them avoid conviction or lessen their own sentence. It really doesn’t matter why – if you have been unjustly imprisoned, and have subsequently been exonerated – you deserve to work with an experienced attorney that will fight for the justice you were originally denied.
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What is Unlawful Deprivation of Freedom?
There are truly few things that are as damaging to your life as being wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for a crime you haven’t committed. Unfortunately, wrongful convictions happen all too frequently, and when they make the news, the details can be shocking.
Many defendants are railroaded by law enforcement officers and prosecutors using made-up or nonexistent evidence. Biased and racially discriminatory juries often rubber-stamp whatever the prosecutor requests; and in some situations, a prosecutor interferes substantially – withholding evidence that could prove a defendant’s innocence. All these offenses are often revealed only years or decades later – after the falsely convicted defendant has spent many years in prison.
Wrongfully convicted individuals often seek – and the jury awards – millions of dollars in compensation once they are proven innocent. Nevertheless, most people who are wrongfully deprived of their freedom, and are later exonerated, will tell you that no amount of money can make up for the pain and loss they have experienced due to their time spent in prison.
How do I Choose a Wrongful Conviction Lawyer?
If you have had a portion of your life stolen from you by an unjust justice system – and have been fully exonerated – there are many wrongful conviction lawyers to choose from. However, selecting the right attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Kreizer Law is proud of the work we have done representing clients who have suffered unjust imprisonment and have later had their convictions vacated and the charges dismissed.
David Kreizer is perhaps most proud of his involvement in the civil rights litigation initiated from the wrongful conviction, and later exoneration, of the Central Park Five. David, along with co-counsel, obtained a $41 million landmark settlement from the City of New York.
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Our roots in Civil Rights are what sets the Kreizer Law team apart from the rest. If your rights have been violated, and you have subsequently been proven innocent, Kreizer Law can help. There are federal and state laws that allow you to hold government officials accountable when they violate your civil rights. If this has happened to you, or someone you love, you need to work with an experienced, aggressive law firm.
At Kreizer Law, we are prepared to represent all clients who have been exonerated after they were wrongfully convicted of a crime. Unfortunately this is usually proven only after they were stripped of their rights. We believe even “unpopular” clients who draw unfavorable press deserve fair and equal treatment. Often these individuals find it difficult to retain counsel even after the charges have been dismissed and their conviction was vacated.
This discriminatory treatment, even after being released from prison, only compounds the injustice and highlights the need for a knowledgeable and compassionate wrongful conviction attorney.
For more information, please contact our law offices via our contact form or call us toll free 1‑(800)-4-JUSTICE® –1-(732)-537-8431 to schedule your free consultation.
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