The state has taken a proactive position on wrongful imprisonment and takes a number of steps to inform victims of their right to seek damages. Once you have been identified as a person who was wrongfully imprisoned, the court provides you with a copy of the law. You are verbally informed of your right to sue and to obtain legal representation of your choosing. If you have not filed a claim within six months of being notified of these rights, the court will send you a reminder letter and will continue to do so once every 90 days until the statute of limitations runs out.
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Any person who has been identified by a court of common pleas as a wrongfully imprisoned individual has the right under Ohio law to file suit against the state. What this means for you is that, if you meet all of the criteria for wrongful imprisonment, you automatically have a claim for damages against the state.
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we represent clients in all aspects of wrongful imprisonment claims. We can help you file a claim with the court and work to ensure that all deadlines are met. While the state is openly admitting its liability in these matters, having one of our Ohio wrongful imprisonment lawyers representing you can help to ensure that you receive the full compensation you are entitled to under the law.