New Law in NC Favors Wrongly Convicted
A new law that was recently passed in North Carolina favors those who have been wrongly convicted throughout the state.
The new law will enable people who have been convicted and put behind bars for a crime they didn’t commit to receive more compensation.
Governor Backs Law
Governor Mike Easley reportedly signed the law earlier this week and has publicly voiced his support for the new measures being implemented.
The law will help increase the amount of money North Carolina can award people who have been wrongly convicted of crimes.
It will also help innocent victims be granted a pardon of innocence directly from the governor.
Innocent People Compensated
Under the new measure, those who have been proven innocent will receive $50,000 for each year they spent behind bars.
Before the new law was introduced, the wrongly convicted in North Carolina only received $20,000 for each year spent in prison.
The erroneously convicted will also receive jobs skills training or a college education at the expense of the government.
The new compensation law reportedly took effect immediately and will reportedly be enforced for anyone who has been declared innocent since 2004.
Have you been wrongly jailed for a crime you didn’t commit? If so, please contact us today to speak with an experienced attorney who will enable you to be compensated for your time spent in jail.
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