Wrongful Conviction Lawyers in North Carolina
Make Them Pay
There are two different ways in which you might be wrongfully convicted of a crime:
- You were convicted, but you are innocent
- At some point in the process of charging, arresting, or trying you for the crime, your rights were violated
If you believe that either of those situations applies to your conviction, then you can bring those responsible to account by pursuing compensation with our help.
Get Justice and Rebuild Your Life
Wrongful convictions are among the worst aspects of our judicial system – a person who is innocent of a crime or has their rights violated in the name of ‘justice’ is forcibly taken away from their life for a period of time (sometimes more than twenty-five years), and the effects can be absolutely devastating.
Even being wrongfully convicted for one year means a loss of income, setbacks in your career or education, relationship damage that often cannot be overcome, and missed family and social events. Then there is the social stigma of being convicted and the impacts on your reputation and social standing.
Under North Carolina law, if you have been wrongfully convicted, then you are able to pursue compensation:
- A statutory amount – currently up to $50,000 per year spent incarcerated, as well as educational and job training benefits
- Additional payments by way of a civil rights lawsuit that can far exceed the statutory amounts
Johnson & Nicholson cannot help you to get back the time that you lost – no one can. We can, however, help you to hold those responsible accountable, make sure that you get financial reparations, and help you to start to rebuild your life.