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To submit a case to the Innocence Project
The Innocence Project is not equipped to handle case applications or inquiries by email or over the phone. All case submissions and follow-up correspondence will be handled by mail or overnight delivery services only.
If you are seeking legal assistance, please read the following guidelines for submitting your case.
All cases for consideration should be mailed (to the address above) with a brief factual summary of the case, including the specific charges and convictions and a list of the evidence used against the defendant. No other documents should be submitted for initial review. The Innocence Project is not equipped to handle telephone or electronic (email) applications.
The Innocence Project only accepts cases on post-conviction appeal in which DNA testing can prove innocence. If the case does not involve biological evidence or DNA, visit the Other Innocence Organizations page to see if there is a program in your area that provides broader legal and investigative assistance.
Defendants in California and Wisconsin: We are NOT currently accepting new cases from California or Wisconsin. If you are looking for assistance in Wisconsin, please contact the Wisconsin Innocence Project.
California: If the conviction/crime occurred in southern California, please contact the California Innocence Project. The counties covered by the California Innocence Project are: Kern, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.
If the conviction/crime occurred in any other California county, please contact the Northern California Innocence Project.
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Marc Vega Case Assistant
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