Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges Dismissed
There is no greater pressure on a criminal defense lawyer then representing an innocent client. The weight of having a person’s freedom at stake who is not guilty is massive. Although the criminal justice system in the United States may be the best in the world, history is replete with stories of multitudes of innocent people who are wrongfully convicted. In fact, a record-breaking number of people were exonerated in 2015 — freed after serving time in American prisons for crimes they did not commit. One study found that as many as 10,000 people in the United States may be wrongfully convicted of serious crimes each year!
Finally, according to the Innocence Project’s estimates, between 2.3 percent and 5 percent of all US prisoners are actually innocent. Many of those cases involve wrongful convictions at trial and many of them involve defendants who agree to plea bargains to lesser offenses, even though they are actually innocent, because they do not want to risk a long jail or prison sentence. The American prison population numbers about 2.4 million. Using those numbers, as many as 120,000 innocent people could currently be in prison.
Charges Dismissed for Innocent Client
LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. was hired to represent a man charged with two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Second Degree. The false accusations stemmed from a intense family dispute. The client and his immediate family were adamant that he was innocent. Though months of litigation and investigation, the defense team was able to get the criminal sexual conduct charges dismissed with prejudice. “With prejudice” means that the charges can never be brought back again. The client and his immediate family finally have peace of mind and can sleep again.
Attorneys Who Will Tirelessly and Zealously Fight to Get Charges Dismissed
The defense team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has an unparalleled track record of successfully defending clients and obtaining extraordinary results. We will take the time to learn about you and your case and you will be treated with dignity, respect and confidentiality. Regardless of whether you are innocent or if you made a terrible mistake, we will find a way to help you. Call us today at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and an experienced criminal defense lawyer will promptly contact you.