According to the Brennan Center for Justice, nearly one-third of working-age adults have one despite the stigma attached to having a criminal record. And roughly half of black males and almost 40% of white males are arrested by age 23.
Author: Cristal Bermea
The Importance of an Appellate Attorney in a Wrongful Conviction
Every day, people find themselves on the wrong side of the law. In 2014, 14% of capital punishment sentences were wrongful convictions, and 4% of those sentences resulted in placing people in jail for crimes they didn’t commit.