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BREAKING NEWS for anyone involved, or about to become involved in the American Criminal Justice System as an Inmate and/or  Defendant!

Insider Secrets You Should Know That Will Open Your Eyes and Prepare You For Interacting In and Negotiating The Criminal Justice Complex!

Hello Interested Reader.

Our goal is to provide news that really will open your eyes to a whole new perspective on our criminal law justice system.

But to be fair, I need to point out one thing up-front.  This site is not for everyone.  To find out whether you or a loved one is a candidate for the services we have to offer, read further to determine if you have informational gaps in what happens in the criminal law justice setting.

ALTERNATIVE VIEWS

"Guilty; Till Proven Innocent."

INFORMATION

Differing opinions, perspectives, insights and perceptions on the various aspects of the American Criminal Justice Complex.

Information on various aspects of the system that the lawyers may not understand or may not not want you to know.

EXPLANATIONS

The Criminal Justice System reduced into layman's terms.  The meaning of the words and terms used to describe the process.

In plain language a description of each stage of the Criminal Justice Process; stages of that process and the ramifications of that stage, on the situation, and on future options and decisions you will have to make.

Discussions on the roles of all the players involved along with their duties and responsibilities.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

Find the answers that you need.

Make informed choices and decisions.

Learn to participate in your own defense.

Learn how to:

  • Access the available knowledge
  • Access available information
  • Access available resources, i.e., organizations, experts, people
  • How and when to ask the right questions

AWARENESS

Be aware of the imbalance in resources -- conviction rates are above 90%.

Be aware of the complexities involved in facing large complicated governmental organizations.

Be aware of the intricacies involved in each stage of the adjudication process; be aware of the options applicable to those stages.

ATTORNEY ASSESSMENT/LAWYER EVALUATIONS

How much lawyer is actually needed?  Shop for the best available attorney to match the gravity of the predicament/situation, matching prices that are affordable.

Comparison shop:  How much is a case like this really worth?

Evaluating various attorneys:

  • Listings of reputable attorneys
  • Listings of lawyers who can be trusted
  • Fee scales
  • Listings for second opinions, i.e., retired prosecutors or judges
  • Cost effectiveness analysis

PREDICAMENT ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS

Examine the rules surrounding each stage of the process. 

Log or record all contacts with officials--their names, titles, position.

Keep all documents and paperwork.

Prepare for every eventuality.  Examine all options and alternatives.

FAMILY THERAPY

Disscussions with the spouse.

Peer counseling for children and adolescents.

Financial and lifestyle adjustments.

MENTAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

Client.

Family Members.

Crisis Intervention.

Grief Counseling & Therapies.

INCARCERATION PREPARATION

Overview.

Behaviors.

Safety Issues.

Security, Care & Custody.

Danger Areas.

How To Do Time.

CORRECTION AND REHABILITATION STRATEGIES

Education Programs.

Careers for Felons.

Employment Services.

EXIT AND RE-ENTRY STRATEGIES

Placement Services.

Job Connections.

Alcohol and Addiction Program Options.

Lifestyle Changes.

If you have gaps in the information listed above, contact:  Clyde Hall, Telephone 314-440-2757 or email me at:  criminaljusticecounseling@yahoo.com