"The contributions of the Innocence Project to our justice system are indispensable" -- Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt
Fresno, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2011
The shareholders and staff of the Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation in Fresno, California, take great pleasure in saluting the Innocence Project for its outstanding work in 2010 and 2011 in advocating for innocent people who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.
In 2010 Innocence Network organizations secured 29 exonerations of people across 14 states and two countries who had been convicted of crimes they did not commit. In three of those instances, individuals had already served more than thirty years in prison before being exonerated. In 2011 three people have so far been exonerated – two men in Texas and one man in Virginia – each of whom had spent roughly three decades in prison for crimes they did not commit.
“The contributions of the Innocence Project to our justice system are indispensable,” says Jeff Hammerschmidt, managing shareholder of the Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation. “What they’ve accomplished during the past sixteen months is extraordinary, not only for the innocent people they fought tirelessly for, but also for the cause of identifying critical problems in the criminal justice system. They deserve the highest recognition and praise from everyone in the legal community.”
“I had the distinct honor of working with the Northern California Innocence Project in 2008, “ says Mark Broughton of the Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation. “I worked with them to establish the innocence of Armando Ortiz, a young man who was convicted in 2002 of two murders he never committed. One thing that always stuck with me was how committed the folks with the Innocence Project were not just to the case but to Armando. They continually advocate for innocent men and women who have been wrongfully convicted and sent to prison. I can’t overstate how much I admire and respect them and the extraordinary work they continue to do.”
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation is a Fresno-based law firm specializing in criminal defense matters with key practice areas in violent crimes, white collar crimes, drug crimes, and DUI. The firm can be reached at (559) 233-5333 and is also on the Web at http://www.hbcriminaldefense.com.
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