Cate McCall iz Kalifornije je odvetnica alkoholičarka, ki je bila tudi na zdravljenju. Sprla se je tudi s sodnikom. Cate se bori tudi za skrbništvo nad svojo hčero, ki živi z očetom. Sedaj je njena naloga braniti Lacey Stubbs, ki se želi sklicevati na krivično obsodbo za umor neke ženske na podlagi napake pri sojenju. Lacey pove tudi, da jo je posilil varnostnik v zaporu. Cate do sedaj še ni izgubila primera, primera Stubbsove pa se loti skupaj s prijateljem Bridgesom. Skupaj najdeta dokaze, ki bi morda lahko Lacey oprali krivde in dokazali, da je njen primer bil prirejen. Ali je res nedolžna?
In California, Cate McCall is an alcoholic lawyer who was on probation and rehab. She had an argument with a judge who made her take a breathalyzer test and put her on probation in a small office. Cate is also fighting to recover custody of her daughter who lives with her father, who is moving to Seattle. Cate is assigned to defend Lacey Stubbs, who has appealing against her wrongful conviction of murdering another woman on the basis of a since there was a trial error. Further, Lacey also tells that she was raped by a guard in the prison. Cate, who has never lost a case, investigates the case with her friend Bridges and they find evidence that might prove that Lacey is innocent and that her case had been fabricated. But is she really innocent?