Wrongful Convictions

Olson Law understands the effect that wrongful convictions have on those who have been unjustly taken from their loved ones. Time with family and friends are lost forever. Lives and families can be ruined. Wrongful convictions shake the public’s confidence in our criminal justice system. Crime victims are also wronged if an innocent is imprisoned, and the actual perpetrator goes unpunished and with the potential to commit other criminal acts. Our team understands what causes wrongful convictions and how to effectively bring civil claims to vindicate the rights of those who have been subjected to a wrongful conviction.

Common Causes of Wrongful Convictions

  • Police and Prosecutorial Misconduct
  • Eyewitness Misidentification
  • False Confessions
  • Faulty Forensic (“Junk”) Science
  • Ineffective Lawyers
  • Unreliable Informants

Experienced Wrongful Conviction Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a wrongful conviction, you should consult with an attorney experienced with civil rights and wrongful incarceration cases. For more than 15 years, Chris Olson has focused almost exclusively on pursuing justice and vindication for those who were wrongfully incarcerated.

Olson Law has handled numerous wrongful conviction cases, including the record-setting settlement in the case of Ronnie Long ($25 million total settlement, with formal, public apology). Founding partner Chris Olson has served as volunteer attorney on two successful exoneration efforts and has worked on multiple wrongful incarceration suits.

Our work has been covered by CNN, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, CBS17, WUNC, Associate Press, The Charlotte Observer, The Independent, The News & Observer, and numerous other news outlets.

Olson Law, PLLC | Chris Olson (he/him/his) | 2020 Progress Court, Suite 100-154 | Raleigh, North Carolina 27608

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