A man was convicted of rape and sent to prison, serving ten years. Unfortunately, he was not the one who committed the crime. He might not have been convicted at all, because there was no physical evidence pointing at him for the crime, but he sealed his own fate by confessing.
According to a New York Injury Lawyer, the convicted innocent man related details to the jury that only the rapist could have known, at least in the eyes of the prosecutors, such as how the rapist hit his 75-year-old victim in the head with the handle of a silver knife found in the house. DNA evidence later proved that another man committed the crime – but by that time, the man convicted of the crime had already served his sentence. He was paroled in 1991.
“I beat myself up a lot,” he said to a New York Injury Lawyer, regarding his confession. “I thought I was the only dummy who did that.”
He is far from the only one. New York Injury Lawyers have learned that at least 40 others have confessed to crimes that DNA evidence later showed to be false. Some people can be induced to confess, or pressed by prosecutors to confess. These prosecutors often, intentionally or unintentionally, provide privileged details in the course of their interrogation, supplying details to add to the confession.
Being accused of a crime is a terrible experience, especially if the accused is innocent. If this happens to you or a loved one, your best recourse is a New York Injury Attorney. Your time and money and even your reputation suffer great harm from such accusations, and compensation will be needed. If a New York Injury Attorney represents you in court, you can be assured your side of the story will be told and justice will be served.
Stephen Bilkis & Associates with its New York Injury Lawyers, has convenient locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area including jackson Heights, NY. Our New York Injury Lawyers can provide you with advice to guide you through situations where an injury resulted because of another’s negligence. Without a New York Injury Lawyer you may lose your rights which may cost you a significant amount of money.
At Stephen Bilkis and Associates we have our New York Criminal Lawyers ready to assist you in an Injury Law case. That lawyer has all the tools to help you get what you deserve.