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My husband has been incarcerated for the last 13 years for a crime that he didn't commit. We have new found evidence to prove this. How can we present this new evidence to the courts?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?

He's in California. It's 1st degree murder serving a 50 to life sentence

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

None of the new evidence has been reported.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 3 months ago
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I've reviewed your post. Please be patient as I may need to research for you, and it also takes time to compose and type a reply.

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Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 3 months ago

If you have newly disovered evidence that would exonorate your husband and was not known to anyone at the time of his conviction, you have a solid basis for reopening his case. You would need a criminal defense attorney who does post-conviction work. He can petition the judge to reopen the case so he can look at the new evidence.

If you and your husband can't afford a lawyer, the local public defender's office may be willing to assist or refer you to an appellate defender organization who will do this for him pro-bono.

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Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 3 months ago

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.

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