Let's face it--the criminal justice system isn't perfect. There are cases in which wrongful convictions are made, subsequently creating the need for appeals. If a criminal defense attorney has the right information for proving that the conviction was made unfairly, that legal professional may be able to prevent the client from having to suffer through undeserved jail or prison time.
The California Wrongful Convictions Project, a project of UC Berkeley's School of Law, has identified 213 Californians who served a cumulative total of 1,311 years in prison (either state or federal) before receiving dismissals or reversals of their convictions. This ended racking up a bill of $129 million in taxpayer money, which went toward costs for incarceration, settlement and compensation, according to the project's website. This information is based on preliminary data.
When it comes to appealing wrongful convictions, it is necessary to provide information that shows that the verdict was not made fairly. For example, a post-trial investigation might uncover evidence that a juror in your case was biased or being unfairly influenced, that a witness was being tampered with or that erroneous information was used to reach a verdict. Sometimes, the skill of a professional investigator is needed in order to track down this information.
When searching for these kinds of services, you can turn to our California legal private investigators at Batza & Associates, Inc. We have been providing investigative services solely for lawyers since 2001, which is when our practice started. Because of this, we fully understand the type of information that is needed for trials and appellate cases. Contact us today so we can use our legal investigative services to help you build a strong appeals case. We have provided assistance with more than 20,000 cases!