People like to think that the criminal justice system always works and that only guilty people go to prison. We now know that is not the case. Every day it seems as though an innocent person is being released from prison and spending years locked up for a crime they did not commit. Each day an innocent person is in prison is time they can never get back but the attorneys at Hale & Monico can help seek justice for those who have suffered a wrongful conviction and have had their convictions vacated.
Why Choose Our Firm?
Exposing a wrongful conviction and getting an innocent person out of prison is not an easy task. The first step is to prove that a conviction was improper and that a person is actually innocent of the crime for which he or she was convicted. This is a very difficult process. It takes persistence, passion, resources and dedication, all attributes possessed by the civil rights attorneys at Hale & Monico. We interview witnesses, closely review police reports and criminal trial transcripts, and track down new leads and evidence. We will conduct forensic testing if the facts permit. In short, we exhaust every option we can. The second step, once a conviction has been vacated, is to assess your case and determine if you can bring a civil action seeking compensation. This also takes expertise and experience. Our attorneys have substantial experience handling wrongful conviction cases. We know how to win these types of cases and we also know what the cases are worth in terms of compensatory damages. As experienced trial attorneys, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary for you to receive the compensation that you deserve. Let us work for you.
Wrongful Conviction Statistics
According to the National Registry of Exonerations:
- 2,417 wrongfully convicted people have been exonerated since 1989
- More than 21,095 years have been lost in prison by these wrongful conviction victims
- The average years lost per case is 8.8 years
- 38% of these wrongfully convicted people were exonerated from murder
- 13% were exonerated from sexual assault
- 11% were exonerated from child sex abuse
- 13% were exonerated from drug crimes
- 5% were exonerated from robbery
- 19% were exonerated from other offenses
Contact Our Chicago Wrongful Conviction Attorney
Our experienced trial lawyers at Hale & Monico are dedicated and passionate advocates who seek justice for our clients. If you have been wrongfully convicted and are seeking to prove your innocence, or if you have already had your conviction vacated and now need a team of experienced trial attorneys to litigate your case, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Let us fight for you and obtain the justice and compensation that you deserve.