If you believe that you have been wrongfully convicted of a crime in West Virginia, please complete our application and submit it to the address below. Please note that we cannot accept applications completed by family members or friends of individuals with innocence claims.
The West Virginia Innocence Project is a clinic that only handles cases of actual innocence, which means that you had nothing to do with the crime that you were convicted of (we are unable, for example, to take cases challenging the constitutionality of lengthy prison sentences). We only represent individuals whose cases are in a post-conviction stage, after a direct appeal has been denied. We do not help with direct appeals or with civil litigation.
If you meet the following criteria, please complete our application and submit it to the address below: (1) you had nothing to do with the crime that you were convicted of; (2) you were convicted in the state of West Virginia; (3) your direct appeal has already been processed and was denied.
Applications for assistance take a significant amount of time to review thoroughly; we thank you in advance for your patience.
Please only send us the application. We do not need accompanying documents at this time unless otherwise requested.
SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:
West Virginia Innocence Project
West Virginia University College of Law
P.O. Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506Download Application