Office of State Attorney
Dave Aronberg

15th Judicial Circuit
Serving the Citizens of Palm Beach County

Office of State Attorney
Dave Aronberg

15th Judicial Circuit
Serving the Citizens of Palm Beach County

Conviction Review Unit

Wrongful convictions are contrary to the very fiber of our criminal justice system–punishing the innocent and undermining the integrity of our system, while threatening public safety by allowing the actual perpetrators to go free. For this reason, the State Attorney’s Office has created a Conviction Review Unit with the goal of eliminating wrongful convictions in our community.

The purpose of a Conviction Review Unit (CRU) is to identify, remedy, and prevent wrongful convictions. Our CRU conducts an initial screening process to identify plausible claims of innocence on behalf of convicted defendants. For claims that merit review, the CRU then conducts a more detailed investigation of the claim. The CRU consists of dedicated attorneys, investigators and support staff.   If following the review and investigation, the CRU identifies a wrongful conviction, the State Attorney’s Office will remedy the conviction, possibly by dismissing the underlying charges and convictions, and will take appropriate measures to prevent similar wrongful convictions.

If you believe you have been wrongfully convicted of a crime in Palm Beach County, please complete the petition below. You, or someone on your behalf, can submit a petition by choosing one of the following methods:

  1. Completing the online form;
  2. Downloading a printable PDF form and emailing it to; or
  3. Mailing a hard copy of the PDF form to the State Attorney’s Office, Attn: Conviction Review Unit, 401 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

CRU Petition        

CRU Policies and Procedures        

Frequently Asked Questions 

Other Divisions

County Court Trial Division
Domestic Violence (D.O.V.E.)Unit
Felony Court Trial Division
Intake Unit
Investigations Unit
Juvenile Court Trial Division
Legal Affairs and Appeals
Organized Crime Unit
Public Corruption Unit
Special Victims Unit
Sober Homes
Traffic Homicide Unit
White Collar Crimes Unit

Main Office Location

401 North Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Main Number: 561-355-7100
Fax Number: 561-366-1800

North County Office

3188 PGA Blvd.
Palm Bch Gardens, FL 33418
Main Number: 561-624-6630
Fax Number: 561-624-6548

South County Office

200 W. Atlantic Ave., Ste 100
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Main Number: 561-274-1490
Fax Number: 561-274-1498

Belle Glade Office

38844 State Road 80
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Main Number: 561-996-4820
Fax Number: 561-992-1055

Criminal Justice Complex

3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Main Number: 561-688-4640
Fax Number: 561-688-4646