Wrongly Convicted

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  • Topic: Plea, DNA, Crime
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  • Published : December 6, 2011
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Wrongly Convicted
Imagine a world of people who were accused on a crime they didn’t do but had to serve punishment because there was no way out of it. Being accused of committing a crime that was not attended but still being wrongfully convicted even with innocence has affected the United States as today. People should pay more attention to thousands of these wrongly convicted criminals because thousands of these suspects are unable to afford lawyers, lack the need of DNA testing & lawyers not doing their jobs correctly. There are plenty of reasons why wrongfully convicted criminals are an issue to me. I myself had personal experiences dealing with being wrongfully accused when my uncle and I were pulled over due to a mechanical problem of the car, we received a fix-it ticket where a certain part of a car must be fixed and renewed. My uncle was taken to court to brief the case and my uncle was fined $1000 dollars as an 18 year old. He did not want to argue even though he had logic explanation why the car was having technical issues and did not also have a lawyer because he recently just graduated and had no job. It is unfair that he had to deal with the punishment and without even having a debate; this shows the lack of how much court contribute to help this injustice.

Thousands of suspects wrongly convicted are unable to afford lawyers because they are pressured to accept guilty pleas. The study by a committee of United States’ largest lawyer group reports that legal representation of indigents is in a so called, “state of crisis”. Basically, the defendants are at constant risk of wrongful conviction & unjust punishment including death penalty. Because of this, the majority of the time defendants please guilty, even if they are innocent without understanding their legal rights.

Picture a homeless mother who has two children that she repeatedly takes to a child care every day from six in the morning and seven in the night. She has to constantly...
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