What started with a life-shattering 5am phone call from our son, in Mr. Gass' hands, turned into a bigger-than-life event! We came to Mr. Gass recommended by one of his colleagues (who was too close to our family to comfortably represent us), as a mentor and one of the best attorney's in the area!
We were so stunned to find ourselves needing an attorney that it made his job even harder -- First of all, we couldn't figure out what happened (being recorded in every phone call meant that we didn't hear the story from our son until many months into the arrest) and throughout the whole time, we were ALL trying to have a hand in the defense plan.
Mr. Gass shared with us, all that he was legally able to share, so we could begin to comprehend the situation our son was in and then, he created safe, patient, and respectful spaces for us to try and figure out what to do about the charges. I am forever grateful for the conversation he allowed us in his office, after-hours and at our convenience. It was a nightmare of divorced parents, grandparent, siblings, blaming each other and yelling about what should be done. He is a SAINT if you ask me -- for mediating that insane conversation between all of us!
Being represented by Mr. Gass allowed us all to understand the realities of our legal, moral, and ethical situations so we could make the best choices possible for our defense. He predicted exactly, the DA's moves and gave us advice that, if we had followed, allowed for the least possible consequences!