New York Wrongful Conviction Attorneys
Representing Clients in Manhattan & throughout Nassau & Suffolk Counties
The experienced and highly skilled team of civil rights attorneys at Barket, Epstein, Kearon, Aldea & LoTurco, LLP is committed to protecting the rights of those who have been wrongfully convicted. Wrongful convictions are complex legal matters that require a multi-faceted approach; our team comprises seasoned trial attorneys, former judges, and legal experts and educators who, together, offer sophisticated strategies for our clients. Our firm has handled many high-profile cases and has garnered extensive media attention and national acclaim for our long history of success.
Our goal is to help you overturn your wrongful conviction and build a better, brighter future. With offices located in Garden City, Huntington, and Manhattan, we serve clients throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as the entire state of New York.
Wrongful Conviction Statistics
Wrongful convictions can go undetected for years, with the name of some individuals only cleared after their death. While DNA testing has provided some inmates with a new powerful tool to prove their innocence, many other wrongfully convicted defendants are left with little hope to prove their innocence. Not all cases involve DNA evidence, and often old DNA evidence is too damaged or has been lost within the system. For these reasons, many people who were wrongfully convicted will never get their day in court.
Causes of Wrongful Convictions
Wrongful convictions can stem from many factors, with the most common causes of wrongful convictions including:
- Eyewitness misidentification: Eyewitness misidentification is considered the number one cause of wrongful convictions. Numerous studies have substantiated the vagrancies of eyewitness identification. Several factors can lead to false identification, including poor lighting, suggestive lineup procedures, and much more.
- Questionable forensic science: Juries find forensic science testimony extremely compelling, but when the science is not there to back up the conclusions, the results can be devastating. Many convictions based on fiber, hair, and bite mark evidence are later overturned due to the inaccuracies of the science.
- False confessions: Defendants who are in poor mental health or subjected to coercive interrogations are susceptible to making false confessions. Innocent defendants may find themselves in jail for years or even life after confessing to a crime they did not commit.
Working to Overturn Wrongful Convictions for All Types of Crimes
Barket Epstein has assisted individuals wrongfully accused of all types of crimes, including but not limited to:
- Drug crimes
- Federal crimes
- Firearm and weapon charges
- Theft crimes
- Sex crimes
- State crimes
- Vehicular crimes
- White collar crimes
We have successfully represented clients wrongfully convicted of all manner of crimes, including seemingly open-and-shut cases. In addition to fighting to overturn wrongful convictions, we seek justice on behalf of those who were wrongfully imprisoned and fined for crimes they did not commit. Our New York wrongful conviction attorneys will not only help you restore your freedom but also secure rightful and fair compensation for the wrongs you have endured.
Contact Us for a Free, Confidential Consultation
The United States justice system is designed to punish criminals but, all too often, innocent people are convicted of crimes they did not commit. Our Nassau County wrongful conviction lawyers have the legal skill and expertise required to successfully handle these types of cases. Our firm is renowned for our exceptional client service and powerful, proven representation. There is simply no substitute for experience; put our 200+ years of combined legal experience on your side.
If you or someone you care about has been wrongfully convicted of a crime, contact Barket Epstein at (888) 779-0267 for a free consultation.
A Nationwide Influence
Barket Epstein's attorneys are regularly featured in the media to discuss their recent cases or offer insight on current events.
Over Two Centuries of Combined Experience
Barket Epstein has 13 attorneys who collectively bring over 200 years of experience to each case. Our team is comprised of former judges, former prosecutors, professors and true thought leaders in our fields.
A Comprehensive Team Approach
Given the experience and knowledge we have amongst the attorneys at our firm, we utilize a team approach. Each client benefits from the expertise of several attorneys, not just the one assigned to their case.
Thousands of Cases Handled
Our Criminal Defense team has represented over 1,000 clients with charges ranging from DWI to homicide.
Three Convenient Office Locations
Our firm offers clients three convenient locations in Garden City, Manhattan, and Huntington.