Did you plead guilty to a crime you did not commit? We'd like to hear from you. Share your story with us.

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The Innocence Project and Innocence Network want to learn about your experience to better understand why some innocent people might plead guilty to a crime they did not commit. I understand that by continuing to complete this form that the Innocence Project and Innocence Network will not evaluate my case for legal representation, are not and will not provide me with any legal advice or assistance in connection with the matter I am describing, and are not and will not be bound by any duties of confidentiality or privilege. *

     
 
Thank you for sharing your story. This survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. You will have an opportunity to tell us more about your experience in your own words at the end of the survey. If you do not know the answer to a question or can't remember the information, click "other" and indicate that you do not know or can't remember the information.

 
Do you give us permission to share your story on our website and social media? (No contact information will be shared or used for solicitation purposes) *


 
First name: *

 
Last name: *

 
Phone Number: *

 
Your gender: *


 
Your race/ethnicity: *


 
County of conviction: *

ex. Kings County
 
Year of the conviction: *

ex. 1995
 
How old were you at the time of the conviction? *

ex. 17
 
What type of crime did you plead guilty to? *


 
What was the name of the crime you pled guilty to? *

 
What was the highest level of crime you were charged with? *


 
What was the name of the highest crime you were charged with? *

 
If you were sentenced to jail or prison, how much time did you serve? *

ex. 5 years
 
If you didn't serve time in jail or prison, what was your punishment?

 
Do you believe that you pled guilty to a crime you did not commit? *


 
Regarding your guilty plea:


 
Why did you plead guilty? (Check the top three reasons that apply) *


 
How did this experience impact your life? *

 
If you have any additional information about your experience you'd like us to know, please share here:

Thank you for contributing your unique perspective and sharing your experience.
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