Farrish Johnson attorney Joseph A. Gangi worked with a woman wrongfully convicted of manslaughter to seek compensation after spending nearly three years behind bars. This web page contains general information and not legal advice. It is based on Minnesota law in effect at the time of writing. An attorney Farrish Johnson Law Office can advise you about how the law applies to your specific situation.
A wrongfully-convicted Minnesota woman is able to seek compensation for the time she spent behind bars – nearly three years – thanks to Attorney Joseph A. Gangi of Farrish Johnson Law Office. A new Minnesota law provides compensation to Minnesotans who were wrongly convicted of a crime and had to serve time in prison because of that. Danna Back petitioned for compensation under this new law. She was exonerated when the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed her conviction on the basis that she did not commit a crime. But a judge denied Back the opportunity to seek compensation because the new... Read More
In 2014, Minnesota joined several states to offer compensation to persons who served time in prison for a crime they did not commit. Wrongful convictions have been on the rise lately, thanks in large part to state “innocence projects” and have gained particular attention with the Netflix series, “Making a Murderer.” Attorneys Joseph Gangi and Daniel Bellig currently have an appeal pending before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, challenging application of the new compensation statute. A judge denied an award of compensation to a person who was declared innocent by the Minnesota Supreme Court. As written, the compensation statute requires... Read More