Saved Me From Being Wrongfully Convicted

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Elena Fast saved me from being wrongfully convicted and for that I am eternally grateful. I was falsely accused of a class “B” violent felony and found myself in the unenviable position of trying to defend myself against a criminal prosecution fueled by a rampant disinformation campaign spearheaded by members of my local community. Through every step of the process: investigation, post-arrest, post-indictment, motion practice and trial, Elena fought relentlessly to ensure that I not only retained my freedom and liberty, but also my reputation and dignity. Initially, Elena represented my brother, who was also falsely accused and charged with rape stemming from the same alleged incident. Thankfully, she was able to get all charges against him dismissed in pre-trial motions, for which I know my brother expresses his deepest gratitude. I felt so strongly about Elena’s skill and expertise, that I waived any conflict of interest that may have arisen from Elena’s representation of my brother. I knew that there was no one better equipped for my upcoming trial than her. Though neither myself nor Elena wanted to unnecessarily jeopardize my future by going to trial, after exhaustive efforts on her behalf, including an Article 78 petition against the local police department and district attorney’s office as well as a successful request for sanctions against the prosecution for Brady violations, a trial date was set and my life as I knew it hung in the balance. Elena left no stone unturned in her trial preparations and she had my unwavering confidence as we approached jury selection. As effective as she had been up until this point, I was blown away by Elena’s performance at trial. From opening statements to summations, it was immediately clear to me that she has an uncanny ability to effectively communicate her arguments to the jury. Many of my friends and family who attended the trial and observed Elena’s performance remarked that it was as if she was trying to prove my factual innocence rather than merely establish reasonable doubt. Despite my worries that the jury might be biased against me due to the negative media coverage my case had received prior to trial, the jury deliberated for less than two hours before returning with a verdict of NOT GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES. Elena Fast has my wholehearted and most emphatic endorsement. It is not hyperbole when I tell you that she saved my life. Elena is not only a trusted legal advisor, but a person who I am proud to call my friend. I would recommend Elena to anyone who wants top notch legal representation while also being treated with dignity and respect. On behalf of myself and my family, we wish you our sincerest thank you.