My husband was accused of raping a woman 2.5 years ago. The first question we asked the police was "Do we need a layer?" At the time we had no idea of how the justice system worked and gradually found out we were both green and naive. Happily, a relative found criminal attorney Jennifer Thompson online. As my husband was indicted and taken to jail, Jennifer swooped in with confidence, hope, instruction, and knowledge. My husband was released shortly thereafter, and thus began the nightmare of lawsuits, accusations, stays, motions, and hearings. Jennifer was very calm when we were scared, informative when we didn't understand, and patient when we asked questions. Jennifer was non judgmental, never gave false assurances, and was exceedingly professional. The case went to trial twice. The first time a mistrial was declared after a family member of the plaintiff barged into the courtroom and yelled insults at my husband that could potentially sway the jury. Apparently mistrials are rare in the courtroom, and so the credit goes to Jennifer for her persistence and skill in gaining that accomplishment. Of course, the trial was rescheduled for over a year later and I can honestly say that it was the most painful, stressful, emotional, and horrible 3 days of my life. We were so grateful that Jennifer was trustworthy and worked hard for the best possible outcome. During trial, Jennifer had an exceedingly thorough knowledge of every detail of the case. Her cross examination skills were exemplary. Her ideas and manner of thinking were original, quick witted, pointed and direct, always with intention, and backed by a thorough knowledge in law.
After the jury left to deliberate (about 2 hours) we were left with just family, friends, Jennifer, and her equally awesome paralegal Erin. During that painful two hours Jennifer was calm and hopeful, but never gave false assurances. When the jurors marched back in and stated â€œNOT GUILTYâ€ on all 12 counts, our happiness and relief was indescribableâ€¦.But Jennifer was the one who was able to accurately portray the actual events of the case, and display it in a manner such that even the stigma of a rape accusation was overcome by the jury. At the outcome, Jennifer was proud of herself, but also proud of us for holding it together. I can honestly say that I never thought I would care for an attorney, but I very much do.
Personally, I find Jenniferâ€™s personality refreshing, humorous and sometimes quirky. I would absolutely recommend her for any/all of your criminal defense needs.