Foutris Law Office, Ltd. represents individuals who have been wrongfully convicted of all types of crimes. Whether you were previously convicted and are now serving probation, or if a loved one is currently in jail or prison for a crime, the firm may be able to assist you with overturning the conviction and securing a financial settlement in a civil lawsuit. An attorney from the firm can meet with you to discuss the evidence in the case and develop an effective strategy for exercising your rights to compensation.
Countless people are unjustly convicted every year, and in most cases this occurs through a violation of their civil rights. The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights secure citizens against unlawful search & seizure. Evidence gained through violating the suspect's Fourth Amendment protections can usually be dismissed. If there was no probable cause to suspect you of a crime, you may have been the victim of false arrest and malicious prosecution.
The Fifth Amendment protects you from testifying against yourself, but admissions of guilt obtained through coerced confessions – such as those obtained after hours of sleep deprivation, intimidation, deception, and even physical torture – are typically not admissible in a court of law.
Retaining a Chicago civil rights lawyer from the firm greatly increases your chances of having the conviction overturned and securing compensation. He has experience representing individuals in your position, such as a man who had been coerced to confess to a murder he did not commit. The client in that case was exonerated after 6 ½ years in prison, and successfully sued the City of Chicago for damages with the help of the firm. If any type of due process violation or false evidence was used to convict you of a crime, call or visit the firm today for help seeking the justice you deserve.
Contact a Chicago civil rights attorney for dedicated legal defense of your rights when you have been wrongfully convicted of a crime.