The Champion

March 2007 , Page 10 

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By Gerald Lippert

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FACDL Helps Florida Innocence Initiative

The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) recently donated $10,000 to the Florida Innocence Initiative (FII) to help defray costs of representing falsely accused and convicted prisoners. FACDL’s gift will help support volunteer attorneys working to exonerate the wrongly accused through post-conviction DNA testing. The FII was formed as a non-profit organization in 2003, at a time when there was no organized effort to assist the hundreds of Florida prisoners with filing motions seeking DNA testing to prove their innocence. Earlier this year, legislators passed a law removing the previous four-year window of opportunity limiting such motions. Attorneys for the FII have already helped free three men and have screened another 1,000+ criminal cases for viability of DNA testing. The FII has also advocated for compensation of the falsely convicted after exoneration. For more information, please contact FACDL

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