Legislature Passes a Bill on Compensating Wrongfully Imprisoned – Marion County Criminal Lawyer Hernando County Criminal Lawyer Ocala
The Florida legislature last week passed a bill regarding those who have been wrongfully imprisoned. Currently the law in Florida allows someone who is wrongfully convicted of a felony and imprisoned to seek compensation of $50,000 per a year.
In order to seek the compensation a person must meet what is commonly referred to as the clean hands requirement. The clean hands requirement means that in order for a wrongfully person to seek compensation they cannot have been incarcerated for a felony before or after the wrongful incarceration.
The new law would do away with the requirement to which someone has been previously incarcerated for a totally unrelated crime. The bill is headed to the Governor’s desk to be signed.
If you or someone you know has been accused of a crime, call Cagan & Cagan today for a free consultation at (352) 683-9100.