Prepare: What Defendants Need to Know About Lawyers / Mitigation / Sentencing / Prison / The First Step Act (Paperback)

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Prepare: What Defendants Need to Know About Lawyers / Mitigation / Sentencing / Prison / The First Step Act By Michael G. Santos, Justin Paperny Cover Image


If you or a person you love faces challenges with the criminal justice system, this book will help you. In Prepare readers learn the journey ahead. People that face an arrest for the first-time may not know how to position themselves for best outcomes. They may not know how to start getting ready. In Prepare, and the accompanying course at, readers will learn: -Steps preceding a criminal charge-How to work effectively with a criminal defense attorney-What factors to consider when deciding how to plead to an offense-How a criminal conviction will influence future earning power-How to influence a presentence investigation report-How to prepare a mitigation package to influence the sentencing judge-How to prepare for sentencing hearing and build a case for mercy-How to understand the First Step Act-How to understand options to make progress in prison-How to overcome collateral consequences of confinementJustin Paperny and Michael Santos wrote Prepare as part of their coursework at For decades they've been creating content to help people that face challenges with the criminal justice system. Regardless of whether a person has been charged with a DWI, a misdemeanor, or a felony conviction, in this era of mass incarceration, sanctions can be severe. When readers learn how to prepare early, they may start a self-advocacy campaign that can lead to the least burdensome sanction possible.For more details, visit
Product Details
ISBN: 9781082190452
ISBN-10: 1082190454
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2019
Pages: 316
Language: English