Compensation for Wrongful Incarceration
Being forced to serve a jail or prison sentence for a crime you did not commit is one of the most heinous injustices that you could experience. Time and freedom are priceless. If you had them taken from you unjustly, you deserve to be compensated for your losses.
At Jacobs & Dow, LLC, our attorneys have decades of experience protecting the rights of Connecticut clients facing criminal charges. We handle even the most complex, high-profile cases, including the current, highly publicized wrongful incarceration claim we are handling for Miguel Roman.
Wrongful Incarceration in Connecticut
Attorneys from our firm can help you through the process of obtaining compensation for the time you lost while wrongfully incarcerated. In Connecticut, a jail or prison sentence on a false conviction can result in substantial compensation paid to the victim.
Usually through re-examination of DNA evidence or the appearance of new evidence, people who have been wrongfully incarcerated get released and find they have a claim. Attorneys from our firm have experience representing clients before the Claims Commission, using expert psychiatric testimony to testify to clients' damages, and building strong cases for our clients. We also bring civil rights claims against arresting officers when appropriate.
To obtain the full compensation available to you, our lawyers will explore all avenues of the damages you have suffered, including:
- Lost time and liberty: There is nothing more valuable than liberty and freedom. When you lose your time and liberty as a result of wrongful incarceration, you deserve to be compensated.
- A ruined reputation: In addition to the lost time spent incarcerated, you will likely not be able to come out of jail and pick up where you left off. You deserve compensation for your unfairly tarnished reputation.
- Pain and suffering: Jails and prisons are dangerous places, filled with violent people and physically uncomfortable furnishings.
- Mental anguish: In addition to the physical challenges involved, incarceration can be an extremely traumatic experience.
In Connecticut, your right to financial compensation for wrongful incarceration is protected by statute. Although there is no way to fully value your loss of freedom and other losses, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge needed to help you get the best compensation award available under the law.
Contact Jacobs & Dow, LLC
If you have been wrongfully incarcerated in Connecticut, talk with an experienced lawyer from our firm to discuss a strategic approach for obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Call us at 203-772-3100 or email us to schedule your consultation.