Wrongful Convictions

Wrongful Convictions

No one should be incarcerated for a crime they did not commit. Although you can never get back time spent in prison, the attorneys at Patterson Harkavy can work to ensure that any wrongdoer is held accountable for what led to your conviction. We have represented many wrongfully convicted defendants in North Carolina’s state and federal courts, and can help you get compensation for violations of your rights.

If you think you have been the victim of a wrongful conviction, our attorneys can help defend your rights and obtain the relief you deserve. With offices in Chapel Hill and Greensboro, North Carolina, our civil rights attorneys have achieved notable results across the state. Contact us toll-free at 1 (800) 458-2541 to see if we can help.

Fighting Against Wrongful Convictions of Innocent Defendants

Police, prosecutors, and juries come to the wrong conclusions far too often. Wrongful convictions can be the result of police officers who hide exculpatory evidence, witnesses who have been pressured to make false allegations, faulty forensic techniques, and a lack of accountability within police departments and prosecutors’ offices.

In the time it takes to get these wrongful convictions overturned, criminal defendants have often lost jobs, connections, and opportunities, as well as years of their freedom. At Patterson Harkavy, we help those wrongfully convicted defendants receive compensation for the time they spent in prison because law enforcement violated their rights.

A Record of Success

Wrongful conviction claims often involve complicated factual and legal questions, and can require years of litigation. An experienced team of attorneys is critical to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. At Patterson Harkavy, our attorneys have been involved in some of North Carolina’s highest profile wrongful convictions. In recent years, cases have settled for a total of more than $21,000,000.

Read more about Patterson Harkavy’s legacy of defending wrongfully convicted defendants.

Make an Impact: Protect Your Rights

If you have been wrongfully convicted of a crime, you have the right to a careful review of the errors made in your case. Our attorneys work with individuals who have been wrongfully convicted and organizations dedicated to securing their exoneration. If you or a loved one has had a conviction overturned, we can help you understand your options and pursue the relief you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your case.