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Wrongful Convictions Unfortunately Occur Quite Often. Contact Our Firm Today If You Feel You or a Loved Has Been Subjected to This.

Were you the subject of a wrongful conviction?

Our trusted Indianapolis civil rights lawyers can help.

As law abiding citizens, many of us trust that our criminal justice system is fair, just, and, perhaps most importantly, accurate. The truth of the matter is, however, that our system isn't perfect and mistakes do happen. When they do, criminals can be left unpunished and innocent citizens can be convicted of crimes they did not commit.

If you or a loved one was convicted of a crime they were later found to be innocent of, then they may be eligible to collect damages from the state. At Keffer Barnhart LLP, we know what a wrongful conviction can cost an individual and their loved ones and how to compellingly put forth the gravity of those costs to the court. Our dedicated Indianapolis civil rights attorneys are ready to hear your side of the story and ensure your voice is properly heard before our civil justice system.

Justice can still be possible. Contact us today to start exploring your legal options and to receive a free case evaluation.

Why do wrongful convictions occur?

We have due process in our justice system to ensure that the state must go the extra mile to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that a suspect is guilty of a specific crime. However, within that process, there remain countless ways that wrongful convictions can still occur.

Wrongful convictions have been known to occur due to:

  • Inaccurate eyewitness testimony
  • Lack of investigative diligence by law enforcement
  • Misreading of (or lack of) scientific evidence
  • Prosecutorial misconduct
  • Investigative and enforcement misconduct
  • Jury tampering or misconduct
  • Institutional pressure
  • Media pressure

Any of these circumstances infringe upon a citizen's right to a fair trial and a presumption of innocence. While it's impossible to make up for the time lost due to a wrongful conviction, it is still possible to find relief. Contact our compassionate and effective legal team today to start pursuing the consideration and compensation you deserve.

Our firm is ready to offer you a free case evaluation to get started. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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