How to Avoid Being Wrongfully Accused and Convicted
Since 1992, the likelihood of an arrest leading to a conviction has generally risen. Although some defendants think that they can “beat the system” on their own, having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is the best way to prevent becoming another statistic.
Being Wrongfully Accused
If you are accused of a crime, your freedom, your family, your reputation, your immigration status, and your job may be at stake. The outcome you receive in the criminal justice system depends upon the experience and knowledge of the criminal defense attorney you choose to represent you.
All too often, a wrongfully accused person is convicted and victimized. A victim who has been wrongfully accused of a crime will have to sacrifice their family, friends, career, opportunities and life in general.
The general public is forced to sacrifice tax dollars to fund the public officials and correctional facilities. If wrongfully convicted people are in prison, then the true perpetrators are continuing to infiltrate our society, and may even eventually be imprisoned for another crime.
This overpopulates our jails and prisons, costs civilians even more tax dollars, and more importantly, continues to victimize a wrongfully convicted individual.
The Story of Clayton Adams
In March of 2007, Clayton Adams was convicted of 2nd degree murder. He was accused of murdering Tyler Gorley who was riding in his vehicle with two other men, Steven Maylin and Mikeal Campbell.
A fight broke out after Adams stopped the vehicle in the middle of the street. He allegedly fled the scene during the fight, and was arrested in his home later that night for capital murder, completely unaware that someone had died. The body was found 200 feet away from the vehicle.
Adams and his family relied on a public defender, who did not prepare a competent defense.
Adams was found guilty of 2nd degree murder and aggravated battery. He was sentenced to life in prison.