Facing a life sentence as a result of a criminal conviction is a deeply serious situation in which to find yourself. There are a number of people who can help you in your current state, including not only your family, your church leaders, and your attorneys, but also a life sentence consultant. This legal professional serves as a resource for people who are looking at serious prison time, including life sentences, and can assist you in a variety of ways — often working with your attorneys and helping to communicate with your family, too. Here are some ways that a life sentence consultant can help you in your current situation.
Campaigning For Sentence Reduction
Your life sentence consultant can help you in various stages of the legal process. If you haven't yet been sentenced, the consultant can work with your team of attorneys to campaign for a reduction in your sentence. There are many different strategies that these professionals can take on your behalf — for example, they might cite your minimal criminal history prior to the offense in question and argue that while a prison sentence is reasonable, a life sentence is extreme. Should you indeed be sentenced to life, your consultant can continue to campaign on your behalf.
If it becomes clear that you may not have to serve the entirety of your sentence, your consultant will be a valuable ally in your efforts to integrate back into society. Should you find yourself outside of the prison's walls, you'll need a way to support yourself so that you don't drift back into a life of crime. Prison consulting organizations work closely with prisoners to teach career skills and may even be able to help you find a job after you're released.
Someone with a lengthy criminal history knows what to expect in prison, but this isn't the case for everyone. If you haven't been to prison, you can benefit from knowing what daily life will truly be like. Prison consulting organizations often have former inmates on their staffs, and these individuals are now giving back to society by helping to make future inmates understand prison life. You'll learn important — and potentially lifesaving — things such as how the prison hierarchy works. Armed with this information, you'll be able to make your prison stay — regardless of how long it ends up being — as incident-free as possible for yourself.
For more information, contact a life sentence consulting service.