Senator works to stop wrongful convictions

Posted on February 7th, 2011 No Comments

According to the Innocence Project of Texas, Texas currently has the highest number of inmates exonerated on DNA evidence of any state.  So far, at least 42 people have been exonerated after filing successful DNA appeals to their convictions.  For this reason, State Senator Rodney Ellis of Houston is introducing new legislation to reform Texas’ criminal justice system.

The “Innocence Protection Package” was created by Ellis and will be introduced during Congress’ current session.  The package would create four new bills that will fight for criminal justice and hopefully prevent future wrongful convictions.  Recording interrogations of people charged with serious felonies, organizing the DNA appeals process, creating a uniform procedure for eyewitness identification and reorganizing the state’s indigent defense task force are issues that the package would address.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime and need help having these charges removed from your record, contact the Dallas expungement attorney, Mark T. Lassiter, at 214-651-1121 to set up an appointment today.

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