When I walked into the court room for my arraignment, I was concerned about my future and outcome of my charges... this was my FIRST drug offense, and my first Felony charges that I ever faced. More importantly, this was the FIRST time I couldn't hire a private attorney and was referred to a public defender. So needless to say, I was frightened of my destiny and what type of sentence I was going to walk away with. My charges were serious, I am a college grad, carrying a bachelor in Business Mgmt, and an Associates in Graphic Design. So after spending 6 years in college and 5 years as a Mortgage Broker, the LAST thing I wanted was to be a Convicted Felon and Drug Offender. I admit, I was in the wrong, and was prepared to take responsibility, but did not want to throw away the last decade of hard work and dedication away because I "got caught slippin" after falling off the band wagon and being careless for the last few months when life got trying, and I stopped just gave up on caring.
Needless to say, once I met Brian, he gave me the chance to explain myself, and my situation. He listened, did not judge me, but instead, heard me out, so that he could consider my needs, weigh my options, and go up to bat for me against the state and my charges. Also, my mom was in the audience, I was not allowed to speak to her, or even look at her, he took the time to eplain all my options, make sure I understood the requirements of all possibilities, and made sure to relay the information to my mother, and forward my opinions to her so that we could, as a whole, come to an agreement and all be on the same page before I went up before the judge.
I am so grateful for Mr. Cantrells patience, knowledge, understanding, and genuine concern for my best interest. This is my future, and my families future, that was on the line. I was looking at a max. of 10years in prison, and I went home that night, with probation that I will have completed within 12 months, and all charges will be J.W. once I complete my term.
I am so happy with my outcome, and to be home with my children, and I give all credit to God, and my attorney. Thanks again, and again.