Section 29-2-161

Published: 2015

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Section 29-2-161

Section 29-2-161Eligibility exceptions.

(a) A person serving a term of imprisonment for a crime other than a crime for which the person was wrongfully incarcerated shall not be eligible to receive compensation pursuant to this article.

(b) A person shall not be eligible to receive compensation pursuant to this article if the sentence for the crime of which the person was mistakenly convicted was served concurrently with the sentence for the conviction of another crime.

(c) A person shall not be eligible for compensation if he or she was convicted of any of the acts charged with in conjunction with the charge which resulted in the wrongful conviction or his or her acts or omissions constituted a felony or misdemeanor against the state.

(d) To be eligible to recover a sum of money as described by this article because of his or her wrongful incarceration, an individual shall not have been the subject of an act of the Legislature that authorized an award of compensation for his or her wrongful incarceration.

(e) A person awarded compensation and subsequently convicted of a felony crime will not be eligible to receive any unpaid amounts from any compensation authorized by this article.

(Act 2001-659, p. 1359, §12.)