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One of My Favorite Clients, On the Anniversary of Winning His Dismissal

I've told on this blog before, the story of my Client who shipped over a kilo of cocaine from Los Angeles to Maine.  He was charged in Federal Court in Maine with Possession with Intent to Distribute and Conspiracy.  Since the time he did those acts, he turned his life around, enlisted in the Army and went into battle.

The more I got to know him, the more I realized how remarkable this man was.  He was a Forward Observer in Afghanistan - very dangerous work.  So, I asked the Federal Prosecutors to give him a diversion.  Diversions are common in State Court, but extremely rare in Federal Court.  In fact, I don't know of one being given since my Client earned his.  He got his diversion and the case was dismissed.  It was such a rare occurrence that it was covered on the front page of the Portland Press Herald and the Boston Globe.

Every year on the anniversary of that dismissal, for the past 4 years, my Client and his family send me a card and a beautiful gift basket for my office.  The gift basket and card are great, but most importantly it reminds me to remind those around me that people can turn their life around.  My Client is a wonderful example of that.

Stay safe Drill Sargent Matt!
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