FORMER INMATE AWARDED COMPENSATION FOR WRONGFUL INCARCERATION DESPITE LACK OF DNA EVIDENCE PROVING INNOCENCE

A week ago, we blogged about seeking compensation for those wrongfully incarcerated. See here   As it turns out, the The Texas Supreme Court has recently ordered the Lone Star State to pay more than $2 million to a former inmate who spent 26 years in prison for murder, a ruling that could set a precedent for compensating other prisoners whose convictions are overturned. The ruling is notable because the former inmate was not exonerated based upon physical evidence, such as DNA. Rather, the former inmate was found innocent of the crime based upon problems with witness testimony and the quality of the representation provided by his defense attorney. For more information about this case, visit the following article.  Here is a copy of the order.

Ewusiak & Roberts has experience representing wrongfully incarcerated individuals in civil suits. If you have been wrongfully convicted and incarcerated, and believe that you may have a claim for compensation, please contact us for a free consultation by phone, at 727.724.5796 or by e-mail, at freeconsult@erlitigators.com.

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