On June 3, 2015, I was found suitable for parole. This was no easy task being that from day one of my arrest on April 26, 1983, I consistently maintained my innocence. With that said, every attorney prior to Ms. Letarte, informed me that I would never be found suitable for parole as long as I maintained my innocence.
I contacted Ms. Letarte's office in January 2015, explaining my situation and asked if she would be willing to come visit me for possible retaining her for my upcoming Parole hearing. She visited me, heard what I had to say, and agreed to represent me.
With Ms. Letarte's brilliance and expertise on parole hearings, I was found suitable for parole! Again, despite being told that I "would never" be found suitable by other soo called attorneys. To my disappointment my fight for actually being freed after being found suitable for parole was far from over. On September 2015, two days prior to my parole grant becoming final, the Governor referred my case to the En Banc panel. On October 2015, the motion was approved by
the majority of the commissioners.
I was then scheduled for a Rescission hearing for February 5, 2016. Once again I contacted Ms. Letarte, if she would represent me at the hearing, and she did. Before and during the hearing, I was a nervous wreck, it's nothing like having someone take something away from you that you fought so hard for. But just as in the previous hearing, Ms. Letarte's impeccable skills prevailed, and my original parole grant was affirmed!
Today I am a free man after serving 32 years & 8 months for a crime “I did not commit”.
Thanks to Ms. Diane T. Letarte, MBA, LLM and her support staff. I truly am a believer in her motto which states, "It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog."
She is the real deal!!!
I am so grateful and blessed to have retained Ms. Letarte, as my attorney, and I would recommend her to anyone who is serious about regaining their freedom!
Thanks again Ms. Letarte for helping get my life back!
Michael D. V,