Know Your Rights: You are Entitled to Damages Following a Conviction in Chicago

javier-villaraco-235574-copy-300x225If you have been following the news in Chicago lately, then you know that too many citizens have been wrongly convicted over decades and are now just beginning to receive justice. Recently, the city vacated 15 convictions of innocent citizens that were framed by the Chicago Police Department.

In the event of a wrongful conviction, you and your family have likely lost precious time and financial resources for years and even decades. However, rest assured that you have rights and that you are entitled by law to claims for past and future financial compensation for the injustice you endured. Learn what you can do to file a claim and how a law firm can facilitate the process for you in receiving the financial compensation you deserve.

What is the Significance of a Wrongful Conviction?

Exonerating wrongfully convicted citizens of Chicago has become an important effort for legal institutions and law firms throughout the city. A disturbing trend from the past continues to be exposed in the city, whereby police officers were arresting innocent citizens for crimes that they did not commit. Subsequently, Chicago prosecutors were successful in wrongfully convicting these individuals in municipal courts. They received prison sentences spanning from a few years up to several decades.    

You are Entitled to a Financial Claim if You are Wrongfully Convicted

If you were wrongfully convicted of a crime in Chicago, know that you have the right to file a claim for past and future financial damages. Consider the fact that while you were imprisoned, you and your family lost out on years of your earned income. Furthermore, upon being released from incarceration, your record likely limited your employment opportunities and earning potential. Yet, you may be able to get this lost income back and receive justice with the help of an attorney with expertise in this type of law.

Some citizens who were wrongfully convicted may have been the victim of an incompetent defense in their original trial. A lack of resources may have left them particularly vulnerable to a false conviction.

Do not let prison staff, police, or prosecutors intimidate you in your effort to get justice. Be confident that you are well within your legal rights to claim for past and future financial compensation because of how the justice system failed you. A strong legal team will work tirelessly in developing your case while ensuring your rights.

Trust Our Legal Firm in Your Effort for Justice

David Freidberg and his law firm bring more than 20 years of experience in filing claims for past and future income stemming from wrongful convictions. Given the urgency related to such matters, our firm is available to consult with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our firm has accumulated an impressive record in winning financial claims for our clients because we invest significant resources in getting our clients justice. You can be confident that we have cultivated a network of contacts within the legal system in Chicago to provide you with an advantage in executing your claim.  

Take Action Today and Receive the Compensation You Deserve  

Contact us today to learn more about how David Freidberg and his practice can facilitate your claim for compensation. Whether you are ready to begin your case today or simply want to receive more consultation on your prospects, we are eager to help you.

Know that all of our consultations are completely confidential. Our firm has three locations in the Chicago area including in Chicago itself, DuPage, and Skokie. You can reach our offices by telephone at (312) 560-7100 or through the contact form on our website.   

(image courtesy of Javier Villaraco)