Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

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My husband contacted the Blanche Law firm as I had been incarcerated in Rikers Island due to an outstanding harassment warrant in Delaware. Unfortunately due to an altercation with the NYPD court officers I was given additional charges of assaulting an officer, facing much more serious charges. Broken, dehumanized and soul destroyed, stuck in the system. Elena was the human face that gave me hope, compassion and an understanding of the complexities of the legal mine field I found myself, whilst in the jungle of Rikers Island. She explained in laymen’s terms what my expectations should be and answers to all my questions. She subpoenaed film and contacted the various authorities / departments to ascertain where I was at a given time. This wasn’t easy, given injuries I’d sustained while in custody. I was incarcerated under the Manhattan courts, Bellevue hospital, Presbyterian Hospital and Rikers island and disappeared off the radar given I was not given any access to phones or lawyers, or means to call my husband for a long period. Elena also coordinated with the Delaware authorities and my Lawyer there to arrange my transfer to the Delaware marshals. She ensured the courts were on top of the paper work and everything was in place to avoid further delays due to administrative errors. Elena was easy to communicate with, extremely well versed and on hand to deal with a complexity of issues and tasks. I recommend wholeheartedly her Criminal Law abilities.