Justice On Trial does not endorse any person, company or organization. The list below is provided to assist you in a search for resources in the area of criminal law.


FIND A CRIMINAL ATTORNEY: To select a criminal defense attorney, it is best to search for attorneys who specialize in criminal law and the area of the criminal law that the defendant has been charged with.


GLOSSARY OF LEGAL TERMS:  There are thousands of terms unique to the legal profession or words that are defined differently when used in a legal sense:


LEGAL DICTIONARY: Understanding legal documents is crucial to the defense of a person charged with a crime.


THE AMAZING FACTS ABOUT EXONERATIONS IN THE U.S.:   This organization  has compiled figures on nature of 1450 exonerations in the U.S. since 1989.  The map is interactive and will tell you, by clicking on your state, the statistics for exonerations in your state.  The data was compiled from the National Registry of Exonerations, current as of October, 2014.


THE INNOCENCE PROJECT: With chapters in several cities around the country, this is perhaps the best known organization of its type in the U.S., having been responsible for, to date, the exoneration of more than 300 wrongfully convicted persons. The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent further injustice. At the present time, The Innocence Project accepts only cases where DNA evidence was involved.


CENTURIAN MINISTRIES: This organization works on wrongful convictions and does field investigation cases (cases wherein DNA does not play a role). CM does not charge for any aspect of the case. CM will consider a case in any state of the U.S. as well as Canada. CM also keeps up with its clients after freedom


DEATH PENALTY INFORMATION CENTER:   (D.P.I.C.)   Since 1973, over 140 people have been exonerated and freed off death row, 73 African Americans, 57 Whites, 12 Latino and 2 others.  For more information on death row and wrongful convictions, visit D.P.I.C.


POLYGRAPH WEST: Recognized as being among the top polygraph experts in the country, Dr. Louis Rovner, PH.D.has been instrumental in the positive outcome for some who have been wrongly convicted.


ABOUT INNOCENT: is a Christian-based non-profit organization, refers prison inmates and their families to a national network of Innocence organizations following receipt and review of claims of wrongful conviction. Utilizing expertise in the media and in community organization, About Innocent increases public awareness of legitimate claims of innocence and problems associated with wrongful convictions.


VICTIMS OF LAW:   A  Service for the Reform Communities. Who is a Victim-of-Law? Victims-of-Law are persons who have been subjected to tyrannical or arbitrary rulings or edicts in violation of constitutional and civil rights under the democratic maxim reminiscent of our Republic — the “Rule of Law.”


TRUE CRIME & JUSTICE:  features over 600 pages on crime and the judicial system, including links to intriguing cases, resources, research and original articles. Our mission is to examine the psychological, sociological and political factors of crime and injustice.


PUBLIC CITIZEN:  advocates for a healthier and more equitable world by making government work for the people and by defending democracy from corporate greed.


PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT IN CALIFORNIA: Prosecutors are supposed to act in accordance with the highest standards of conduct. But unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. California criminal law is explained in depth.


INNOCENT IN PRISON PROECT INTERNATIONAL: The Innocent In Prison Project International (IIPPI) is a medium, which supports errors of justice awareness. This organization is an all volunteer organization of possibly innocent prisoners (not jail inmates!), their families, friends, human rights activists and abolitionists of the death penalty. Age, race, creed, gender, color, belief or economic status do not matter.


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Ten of thousands of prisoners of conscience have been released from unjust detention. This global organization , with more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries, and complete independence from government, corporate or ideological interests, works to protect human rights worldwide.


TRUTH IN JUSTICE: This organization is an educational non-profit founded to educate the public regarding the vulnerabilities in the U.S. criminal justice system that make the conviction of innocent citizens possible.


SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ACTION:  100 Key Websites and Organizations that have dedicated themselves to promoting equality and demolishing injustice.


PRISON LEGAL NEWS:   A project of the non-profit Human Rights Defense Center. Publishes a 64-page monthly magazine that reports on criminal justice issues and prison and jail-related civil litigation.


POLYGRAPH INFORMATION IN BRITAIN:  Wrongful prosecutions don’t only happen in the U.S.  Here’s a case from LieDetectors-UK that is illustrative of how pervasive this problem is:  DYING MAN PLEADS FOR JUSTICE AFTER SERVING 28 YEARS IN PRISON