Clients’ Stories

Devon’s Story

Over four years ago, GJP represented Devon on a minor theft case.  Devon had never been in trouble before this case, and GJP’s attorneys and social workers were able to get his case dismissed with consent to expunge after he … Continue reading

Max’s Story

Many folks don’t realize that all it takes is one person.  One person can claim you stole something or did something wrong. One person was all it took to turn Max’s world upside down for two years.  Max was arrested … Continue reading

Will’s Story

Will never had a chance.  The oldest of six children, his father was a drug dealer and his mother an addict.  His role model was an uncle in prison.  When asked why he chose him as role model, Will replied:  “Because he never hit me.” 

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Regina’s Story

Regina Sullivan (N.B. not our client’s real name) planned to be the chain-breaker, the one who wasn’t afflicted by the generational curse. “I thought, ‘there’s no way I’d ever let a man get me there,’” she says, still seemingly baffled. She was smart, college-educated, and the mother of a daughter she adored. And she was headed to jail on a domestic violence charge.

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Ernesto Green

This was a mistake. It had to be. He’d been at home all night, drinking and partying with friends in a neighborhood not far from where he’d grown up. “I’m thinking I’m about to get out,” says Ernesto, “that it must be a joke,” because what else could it be?

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