New Law Helps Exonerated People Get Their Life Back
A recently enacted law is helping people who were convicted of crimes they did not commit find their way back to a normal life. Passed in late 2019, AB 701 provides people who were proven to have been innocent of the crime for which they were convicted up to $5,000 toward the cost of housing, as well as reimbursement towards housing costs for a period of up to four years. AB 701 adds to an existing law that helps those who have been exonerated with gaining access to programs such as CalFresh and Medi-Cal, which supplement the costs of food and health care.
Under the law, exonerated means not simply being found not guilty. It means that after a conviction, you successfully petitioned the court for your release based on evidence that “unerringly points to innocence,” or that you were pardoned by the Governor on the basis that you were absolutely innocent.
To gain exoneration, you should seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you prove that the evidence available shows you could not have committed the crime for which you were convicted.
Contact the Defense Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich For Help With Your Case
If you believe you or someone you love is eligible for assistance following an exoneration, or if you are looking for the chance to prove that you did not do the crime for which you were convicted, you should immediately seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience in helping clients gain the exoneration they deserve. Let us help you today.
With offices in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, West Covina, Torrance, and Victorville, there is an experienced and skilled Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorney available to help you no matter where you are located.
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