Many people want their convictions overturned after West Valley Police Department cases have been thrown out because of credibility issues. A criminal defense attorney Utah residents can rely on can answer your questions if you are a victim of improper police conduct or any of the other allegations being made against the West Valley Police Department.
The Neighborhood Narcotics Unit in West Valley City came into question after an internal investigation that started after the death of a 21-year-old woman shot by two undercover drug detectives. The investigation raised questions about the evidence gathering tactics of the unit, and between the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 98 cases have been dismissed.
Family members and friends of those convicted of narcotics crimes are calling in to request their cases be reexamined, but it is a long process. Reviewing all the cases could take anywhere from months to years.
The overturned convictions also bring other legal implications. There are likely to be a lot of civil cases brought to court for people wrongfully convicted. If you think you were wrongly convicted, contact a criminal defense attorney Utah residents can trust to right this wrong.
Also, there may be many immigration issues because a criminal record affects immigration status and many of the people convicted may have been deported. If you or someone you love has immigration problems, contact a Utah immigration attorney for help.
The criminal defense attorneys and immigration attorneys at Shumway Van & Hansen always offers free consultations so please call (801) 478-8080 if you have a legal concern to schedule yours. Our offices in Utah are conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City at 8 E 300 S, #550, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 and we validate for parking so don’t worry about that expense.