Section 29-2-157

Published: 2015

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Section 29-2-157

Section 29-2-157Evidence of innocence.

For purposes of determination of eligibility for compensation for wrongful incarceration, innocence shall be evidenced by at least one of the following:

(1) The conviction vacated or reversed and the accusatory instrument dismissed on grounds of innocence; or

(2) The accusatory instrument dismissed on a ground consistent with innocence.

(Act 2001-659, p. 1359, §8.)