Helping the Innocent to Be Freed
Just because you have been arrested does not mean that you are guilty. Each day people are wrongfully incarcerated for crimes that they did not commit. While the justice system in America guarantees the right to a fair trial to prove a persons guilt or innocence there is little to prevent the innocently accused from being arrested while they await trial to prove their innocence. In some cases even the innocent are proven guilty and spend time locked up in prison for crimes that they did not commit.
In a recent story out of Texas it was reported that many convicted felons that have spent years in prison because they were convicted of crimes that they did not commit are being released as DNA evidence that was not available at the time of their trial is now proving the innocence of some of the inmates of the prison system in that state. While the circumstantial evidence was enough to gain a conviction the criminal defense attorneys that handled many of the cases were unable to help their clients. By hiring a practiced and knowledgeable attorney that had a vast understanding of the law perhaps those innocent men and women would not have gone to jail in the first place.
The real difference for those that are convicted and those that are not is the criminal defense lawyer that represents the accused in a court of law. At the heart of the country where democracy and freedom are hailed as the rights of all people in America, Philadelphia criminal defense lawyers are hard at work protecting the innocent and using their vast knowledge of the law to acquit those that are wrongfully charged with crimes that they did not commit.