Orlando, FL asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Florida

Q: Can a person that's found guilty of a crime get the actual perpetrator to testify and free him completely

My son was convicted of a crime his girlfriend did, he was at the scene of the crime. he didn't know it took place and she never told him.a servelience camera shows them at the scene and he got charged with possession of his personal ring which his lawyer was informed was his not from the crime, he wasn't given a chance to show proof of owning or calling witnesses to prove ownership of ring and state used that as to show intent and charge him under principal theory. Can his ex come clean and testify in his behalf as to the crime and the ring itself and set him free. She feels guilty he's in prison Since she's the one who actually did the crime and never informed him of wat she had done eventually leading to him being sent to prison. what must be done.

4 Lawyer Answers
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It is impossible to tell based on the limited facts.

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: He would move to set aside the conviction. But in my opinion such a motion is unlikely to be successful.

S. Janaan Hashim
S. Janaan Hashim
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: Yes, it’s possible, but it would be an uphill battle with the Starw. It would be best to hire an appellate lawyer to draft and file the proper documents and to make your case. Good luck.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ocala, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Hire the best lawyer you can find...

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