Life Without Parole Sentence Reduced to Time Served After 23 Years
After more than two decades in prison, the sons of a man who had been convicted in the early 1990s for narcotics trafficking, and who was serving a federal sentence of life without parole, turned to NYC appeals and post-conviction litigation attorney Harlan Protass to find a way to get their father home. By examining the file from start to finish, attorney Protass found legal grounds for a new sentencing hearing. By presenting evidence of his client’s full rehabilitation, including letters from prison guards, religious leaders, and family and friends, attorney Protass persuaded a federal judge to resentence his client to time served. That client was home with his family the very next day.
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