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FAQ

PA Innocence Project Frequently Asked Questions:

The process, factual innocence, and how to request our help.

Click on the question links or press play on the informative video below of one of our staff attorneys, Nilam Sanghvi, explaining the PA Innocence Project process to find the answers to our FAQs.


Q: WHAT TYPES OF CASE DOES THE PROJECT ACCEPT?


Q: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY FACTUALLY INNOCENT?


Q: DOES THE PA INNOCENCE PROJECT ONLY TAKE CASES INVOLVING DNA EVIDENCE?


Q: CAN I SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ON BEHALF OF MY FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER?


Q: WHERE DO I BEGIN IF I AM INNOCENT OF THE CRIME I HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF AND NEED HELP?


Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE PROJECT TO DETERMINE IF THEY WILL LOOK INTO A CASE?


Q: WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA INNOCENCE PROJECT TO REVIEW AND ACCEPT A CASE?