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Posted by Terisha
On November 14, 2011 she represented me in a DUI case that began back in 2010. After having had three different Public Defenders since this case began the ideology of innocence had been obliterated . However, her straight forwardness, willingness to evaluate all the circumstances, and undoubtedly sincere belief in my innocence has given me a new outlook on Public Defenders Office. Although my case made it all the way to trial only for the only person that could exonerate me to throw me under the bus and a judge that who came to a conclusion before he even looked at my case intimidated me to take a plea last minute. I am very pleased with the performance of Ms. Verdream. She made it clear that she believed in my innocence's and was willing to defend me to the best her ability. With her representation I felt like I could take on the world and didn't have to go down without a fight. Although in the end I plead guilty to a crime I did not commit knowing that I was represented by people who truly believed in my innocents and willing to go to bat for me in court helps me to believe that the justice system may still be something I hope to one day be a part of. It is well know that most guilty people claiming their innocence has a negative impact on the performance of those who have to try and defend them. Undoubtedly that has to take its toll on people coming in to your office wanting to save the world. However, it is people like Alexandra that make the a world of difference to those who can not afford an attorney, or people who have found themselves between a rock and a hard place like myself.
Making the decision to plea may have cost me over $2500 dollars in fines and fees, but having an attorney that believed in me was PRICELESS.
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