Supervising Attorney (Conviction Review Unit)

Location: 13th Judicial Circuit, FL

The State Attorney’s Office for Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit (Tampa, Hillsborough County) is seeking a Supervising Attorney for its Conviction Review Unit (“CRU”). The CRU is a specialized unit within the Office that works to prevent, identify, and remedy wrongful convictions by conducting fact-based reviews of secured convictions. The CRU investigates plausible allegations of innocence following a defendant’s felony conviction. The process involves initial case screening, followed by a comprehensive review of the underlying crime, investigation and judicial proceeding. The CRU focuses on common aspects of wrongful convictions, including failure to test DNA or other forensic evidence, faulty eyewitness identification, questionable confessions, changed witness testimony, and police/prosecutorial error or misconduct.

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