A properly conducted case evaluation could mean the world to an innocent prisoner. This is not an assumption. I’m speaking from experience! The sort of case evaluation I am talking about a thorough review of the overall facts and evidence in a particular criminal case. Sadly, many criminal defense attorneys do not vet these cases because the system is set up largely for the accused individual to “snatch out” as it is referred to in the system.
Not many cases go to trial in our judicial system. This is so particularly for Public Defender clients and criminal defendants who are too wealthy to be appointed a public defender and too poor to pay their attorneys to even agree – in many cases – to trying your case.
And these are the “ethical” attorneys I am referring to that inform you in the beginning that you are basically retaining them to settle your case out of court. But in the case of the wrongly convicted, many of these individuals fit in the category above. They were either represented by a “underfunded” Public Defender System or to broke to go to trial. [Read more…]