Innocent Until Proven Broke

Please note that there are exceptions to the rule.

We gave our attorneys, half of their required fees and then made payment arrangements.

I have learned that payment arrangements is just another way of saying “layaway plan”.

Merriam-Webster describes layaway as, ‘a way of buying something in which you do not receive the thing you are buying until you have paid the full price by making small payments over a period of time’.

Most attorneys give the impression that they will immediately begin to zealously represent their client once the agreement is signed.

They are lying

Payment arrangements mean, “I am going to take your case and not work on it until the balance is paid in full.

Never mind that you gave them $12000 as a deposit.

They will motion for continuances and continuances.

Later, the case starts moving a little forward when the last payment is in.

However, because they have not been working on the case for several months, they are ill-prepared and do a hurried job.

You would think that now that they had all of their fees, they would do their job to the best of their ability.

Think again.

Now that they have received all of their money, they do  just enough to say that they had done their job.

No more, No less. That zealous representation is forgotten.

After all, investing too much time in their clients’ case takes away from their net gain.

Now, I understand why wealthy people have better results in court.

It would must be nice to be able to say, “I will give you and extra $20000, if you win this case.”

I bet that would be a real motivator for an attorney to vigorously represent their client.

Otherwise, you are

Innocent Until Proven Broke

11 thoughts on “Innocent Until Proven Broke

  1. We gave my sons attny 25,000 up front. He sat in county for two years and then two weeks before his trial was supposed to begin he decided it would cost a lot more and told me my son was guilty. He scared my son into believing that a jury would only look at him and he would never see his family again. He knew my son was afraid to go to trial and told him he better take a plea or he would get 25 to life…he has served six years already for a crime he didn’t commit!

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    1. I am sorry for what happened. Attorneys are no longer interested in justice. It is a shame of what our American Judicial System has become. I will say prayers for you and your son as I pray for my son.


  2. My now “adopted” son only had a public defender who worked for the DA getting paid $75 an hour to scare them into taking a plea. In this case 17 years of which he has done almost ten so far. He is actually one grandsons father. Can you sue the attorney for failure to do his job? That’s a lot of money. BTW I saw this in a group on fb then saw it was on fb. You might find my blog of interest as well. I have two. Just look for the one about Jamie. I will be back to read more.

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      1. I posted one of your posts on my blog and linked it back to you. There have been a fair number of views. It angers me when someone ignorantly says,”If you do the crime you have to do the time” assuming all inmates belong in prison. They have no concept how this affects our entire society.

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  3. I didn’t know that prosecutors are the ones that run the judicial system. I had no experience or knowledge until my husband’s case. They judges have the power to sentence below the mandatory minimum but are too scared to do that and don’t want to be bothered by the extra paperwork. If I had 20000 my husband would not be in prison. I will pray for your son and everyone’s son .

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    1. The judges can sentence below the mandatory minimum; however, there are specific ways that it can be done. A judge cannot sentence below the mandatory minimum because it is the 1st offense. It is a very sorrowful state of affairs.


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