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Wrongful Conviction Lawyers

There have been numerous documented cases where people who were convicted of a crime and sent to prison were later found to be completely innocent. In a disturbing number of these cases, it has been found that deliberate government misconduct played a direct role in how the conviction was obtained. If you are incarcerated for a crime you did not commit, you may have grounds to seek compensation from the government.

No government — especially the authorities in New York City — likes to admit that it’s done anything wrong, and its legal counsel will do whatever is possible to avoid any implication of impropriety. When the government is prepared to use every resource at its disposal in its own defense, it is important that you have legal representation sufficient to match them. At Edelman & Edelman, P.C., our New York personal injury lawyers represent people in cases involving wrongful convictions.

Our attorneys represented Jonathan Fleming, who spent 24 years in prison for a 1989 murder he did not commit. We helped him secure a $6.25 million settlement after it was discovered that the prosecution withheld evidence that would have proven his innocence. Read an interview with our attorney about this highly-publicized case.

Assembling The Right Team In Pursuit Of The Justice You Deserve

While there are many reasons why an individual may be wrongfully convicted, our wrongful conviction and imprisonment practice focuses exclusively on cases where the imprisoned person is the victim of misconduct on the part of law enforcement, the prosecutor’s office or some other government official. We have a great deal of experience with cases involving false charges, wrongful imprisonment and wrongful conviction, and we are highly skilled at obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients.

We assemble a quality team, including exceptional investigators, who will fight to prove you did not commit the crime. If your conviction is overturned, our attorneys will take the lead in seeking maximum compensation for the time you were incarcerated and the harm you suffered as a result. We will file the notice of claim with the appropriate office and diligently pursue the best available outcome on your behalf.

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Discuss Your Wrongful Conviction Claim With A Lawyer

Contact our New York City office to discuss your case with an attorney. Please call 212-235-1197 for a free consultation. You can also reach us online.

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We Go All In:With every case we accept, we put all of the firm’s resources behind our pursuit of a positive outcome. We are not afraid to spend whatever amount is necessary to present a winning case on your behalf.

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We Hire The Best Experts:We do our homework and find the experts who are doing the most cutting-edge research on your type of injury. We regularly work with medical experts, scientists, people from academia and others.

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We Know Our Opposition: In our nearly 65 years in business, we have seen all the tactics opposing attorneys uses. We use proven strategies to match them and act swiftly to overcome any attempt to limit your compensation.

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