Ortonville, MI asked in Criminal Law for Michigan

Q: Does our justice system convict people fasley even when they know there innocent

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Hillard Fried
Hillard Fried
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Though our American justice system is the envy of the world, it sometimes happens that innocent people are wrongly convicted. Erroneous convictions are inevitable because people weigh the evidence and people make the decisions. In recognition of the fact that no human system is ever perfect, the law grants us numerous avenues for post conviction review.

In Michigan a convicted felon may file various post conviction motions in the trial court. Moreover, the defendant may appeal to the Michigan Court of Appeals and then to the Michigan Supreme Court. In some cases, the wrongly accused may also access up to 4 additional levels of appellate review in the federal courts, as well.

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