The Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law will consider accepting cases of wrongful convictions if three criteria are met: (1) the inmate must have been convicted of a crime in Virginia, (2) the conviction must be final, meaning that no further criminal proceedings or appeals are ongoing, and (3) the inmate is actually innocent of the crime of which he or she was convicted. If those three criteria are met, our decision whether or not to accept the case will be based upon the likelihood of being able to prove innocence, the availability of legal remedies, and our current caseload.