What Is The Michigan Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act?

No one deserves to spend time in prison when they are innocent. Locking away innocent people is a travesty that, sadly, police and prosecutors still commit today. But recently, the state enacted a law meant to help rectify these wrongs.

In 2016, Governor Rick Snyder signed the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act. This law seeks to compensate people for years spent in prison for crimes they did not commit. According to this legislation, someone wrongly convicted in Michigan may receive $50,000 for every year of their imprisonment, plus restitution for expenses such as legal fees.

Experience And Leadership In Wrongful Convictions

If you were wrongly convicted, you may be entitled to compensation under the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act. With over 25 years of experience helping people who were wrongly convicted, Mueller Law Firm can help you collect the compensation you deserve.

Our founding attorney, Wolfgang Mueller, has obtained settlements and awards for numerous wrongfully convicted clients, including the first person compensated under the new law. He understands the statute and processes regarding wrongful convictions and exonerations. In addition to helping you obtain payment under the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act, he can also help you access other forms of compensation.

We Can Fight To Get Additional Compensation

The money from the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act is not the only compensation you may be able to collect. You do not need to simply accept this amount and walk away. You lost precious time from your life that you will never regain. While there is no amount of money that can bring back those lost years, Mueller Law Firm can help you fight for maximum compensation so you can put your life back together.

Talk to one of our lawyers to learn whether you qualify for the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act or another compensation. You can contact us by sending an email or calling our Farmington Hills location at 248-489-9653. We offer free initial consultations and are proud to be your voice following exoneration.