Compensation For The Wrongfully Convicted

The governor of Colorado is expected to sign the Compensation for Persons Wrongly Convicted bill, which would provide financial compensation to some people who are wrongly convicted of crimes in Colorado, according to the Denver Post. More than half of the states in the country already have a law providing some kind of compensation to people who spend time in prison for crimes that they didn’t commit. The Colorado bill came about after a man who had spent 16 years in prison for murder was exonerated by DNA evidence, and another man was charged with the crime. The bill would allow the state to financially compensate the man for the time that he lost in prison.

Have you or a loved one been charged with a crime in Colorado? Speak with an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney today to discuss your options.

The fact is, everyone makes mistakes. This includes the police and prosecutors. People are imprisoned for crimes that they did not commit sometimes. This is just another reason why it is so important to have a criminal defense attorney who has the experience and legal skill to protect your rights. Every person charged with a crime in the United States is entitled to representation, no matter how negative any evidence looks. It is easy to read an article in the newspaper and come away thinking that the person in the article is guilty, but the court is held to a higher standard.

Speak with the experienced Denver criminal attorneys at Steven Louth Law Offices today to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been accused of a crime. Whether you made a terrible mistake, or have been accused of a crime that you did not commit, Steven and Zachary Louth are ready to stand with you as you face these charges. Steve is a former Boulder County prosecutor who understands how prosecutors build cases, and he knows how to design the best, strongest possible defense. For more information, speak with a dedicated Denver criminal defense lawyer today.

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