Please follow the steps below to submit an application for representation:
You can download, print, and send a paper application for a defendant to fill out here. Due to the volume of mail our office receives, it takes longer for our staff to review paper and e-mail applications. You may check on the status of paper and e-mail applications after one year by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and providing the name of the defendant and defendant’s inmate application number (if applicable).
Please note that contacting the Exoneration Project and submitting an application does not constitute legal representation by our organization. The Exoneration Project does not agree to represent any applicants until an attorney has contacted the applicant and set up a formal retainer agreement.
The EP reviews cases of innocence for people who have gone to trial and were found guilty of crimes they did not commit. We consider postconviction cases across the nation for individuals wrongfully convicted of different types of crimes and with different sentence lengths, including cases where a defendant has served their complete sentence or plead guilty. We do not consider cases of self-defense. In order to apply for representation, your case must meet the following criteria: