“I thank her and Josh for saving my life”
Sometimes the people we know can't always be trusted, for what ever reason. The best of friends and family can do things we can't always predict. A few years ago I was wrongfully accused of rape. At first, I didn't take any legal action to defend myself. Why would I if I wasn't guilty of any crime... I didn't even have any sexual contact to begin with.
I wasn't scared until I had a detective show up at my house unannounced and asked me questions. As before, I had nothing to be afraid of, or so I thought, and figured telling him my side wouldn't hurt. After this I took things more seriously and hired the lawyer by the name of Jason who nearly destroyed my life. He didn't support me, he didn't take the time to investigate my case and was just looking for my money and a quick fix.
Literally, a day before the jury selection I was recommended Keeley Heath from my wife's father. My family and I knew that I was going to go to prison, for life, in a weeks time. Jason had done nothing but make things worse for my case and had even laughed at my situation when I had said to him I wanted a new lawyer. The day of the Jury selection Keeley had agreed to see if the judge would let me replace my old lawyer with her. Fortune smiled upon me as she was allowed to take Jason's spot.
I was rewarded a few more months of time where I met her partner Josh Blanchard who I also recommend to any one looking for a good lawyer. Keeley and Josh worked with my case for about 6 months to defend me. They were both serious and polite with me and very involved. Keeley I know made very serious sacrifices to work on my case, as I understand took a lot of time to work on.
The court case was over a week long of battling. The prosecution had one of the world's leading nurses on rape kits, whom even wrote a book on how to prosecute those who were accused. The prosecution had detectives, military police, and very detailed DNA specialists. The prosecutor himself was one of the higher ranking prosecutors in Grand Rapids.
Keeley and Josh helped me find Specialists who could recognize that "guns and whistles" used by the prosecution. After a long week of wondering what would happen to me, I was in the end convicted of a CSC 4th. I had had lost every thing I had believed. I cried and sobbed for days, along with my heartbroken wife. My family and I were all devastated. I had to move out of my house, I could no longer be a teacher. I had to register as a sex offender when I knew I hadn't done any thing to had to deserved this fate.
Well as my life continued, most lawyers would have said their good byes and never talked to me again. Keeley and Josh didn't. Instead of taking the loss, they continued to work on my case. It turns out, I was convicted of something I wasn't supposed to be charged with. I am not sure how that legal limbo works, but Josh and Keeley did. About three months later after I was to be sentenced, likely a bunch of jail time, Keeley and Josh, with the resources of their firm, pulled together the information needed and on that day I was freed from being a sex offender... and the prosecution (seriously) acted like a complete child yelling as he walked out of the court room, "Don't even bother signing that paperwork your honor, I am going to appeal this!"
So I want every person who has read this to understand that Keeley is an astonishing lawyer who knows what she is doing and she does it well. I thank her and Josh for saving my life and I thanks them for taking a case that was a mess before they came to the rescue.
Myself and My wife.