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Old 06-11-2012, 12:34 PM
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My brother (Bill Clemmons) unit received a letter from this charitable org. that researches cases for reduction or modification of sentence. Upfront fee is $395.00 for court fee of documents copies. Have been in touch with company based out of N.Y. sounds feasible. Checked up on lawyers mentioned in letter with Fl. and Texas Bar association and they are practising in their state with no complaints in last ten years. Since money is hard to come by can anyone advice if they have dealt with this association.
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You need to be aware that sentence reductions (or any modification of a sentence in Texas) beyond the 180 days after execution of sentence can ONLY come via habeas relief OR with the signature of the Governor (and only then after a recommendation from the Board of Pardons and Paroles based upon new evidence not available at trial AND a recommendation to a specific sentence from AT LEAST two of the three named trial officials).

Not being familiar with the group named in the thread, I will simply say that it sounds like the sale of a rainbow dream being sold as a bill of goods...it is only worth pursuing if you have $395 that you wanted to do something other than flushing down the toilet. IMO, it falls into the same basic class as the scam being run by the attorney from Ohio that was telling people they needed to buy into his class-action pursuit in order to have relief granted if the action was successful...

As a hint, you can pretty much count on one hand the number of commutations in sentence that are signed off on by the Governor on an annual basis and have a finger or two left over...
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It sounds like a scam. Check out this thread:

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