Testimonial From Steve Lamont
My name is Steve Lamont and I’m a convicted felon. Those are some very powerful and difficult words to utter and accept. Without White Collar Advice and Justin Paperny’s guidance, I would still be in denial. But I am not and I can’t thank Justin enough for what he has done in my life.
I wrote a review of Justin’s work on his Facebook page, but I wanted to expand the record here a bit.
In January of 2012, my world changed forever. The DOJ called our offices and that set the roller coaster of a lifetime in motion. Months of mistakes followed and before I knew it I was sitting in the US Attorney’s office facing incarceration. I’ve always been a positive person, but internally I was struggling to deal with what was in front of me.
I spent the next year and a half alone, dealing with the FBI, my attorney and the inevitability that I was going to federal prison. In February of 2015, it hit me. I received the news that I was going to be indicted if I didn’t sign a plea agreement admitting guilt. I knew there was a chance I would end up in federal prison.
I spent the next day searching on-line on what to expect.
Even though I had 3 years to prepare for this moment, I wasn’t prepared at all. I found Justin’s videos and overwhelmingly found myself at ease. It was a Sunday so I thought there would be no harm in reaching out. This way, if he called back later in the week I could then decide if I wanted to speak with him. But, he called back instantly and I answered. Right away I felt comfortable and at ease. We spoke freely for over an hour. He allowed me to vent, make my case, and express my fears and frustration. Then, he spoke directly about his life and what he has experienced. I knew that day I had a confidant who would prepare me for the struggle ahead.
When facing federal prison, all one can think about is what’s it like. We’ve all heard the horror stories, and seen movies and TV depicting the worse of the worst. Justin put my mind at ease. He used his vast experience to help me understand what I was facing. I was hooked.
Over the past year plus, I have spoken with Justin countless times. We trade texts, calls and emails weekly. If I need him, he is there. I have even contributed to some of his speaking engagements at USC and University of San Diego.
There are numerous steps in the legal process and Justin prepared me for each one.
My attorney was thankful at how ready I was for each important step in the legal process. The thoroughness of his approach is unmatched. That thoroughness made me a prepared, calm client for my attorney and in turn allowed my attorney to concentrate on what was important, my case.
The most important thing for me was to make sure that I’m a stable, loving husband and father. With all the unknown that you face in this process, it’s easy to get depressed and self loathe. Having Justin with me, always kept me focused on what was important. He helped me put aside the pettiness of blaming others or the thoughts of this isn’t fair. Justin keeps you right on track which allowed me to stay positive. That positive attitude has made it easier for my family. Because I am prepared, they are prepared.
I cannot thank Justin enough for what he has done for me and continues to do. It’s been a bargain to retain his services, and in fact I feel I owe him. If you are facing an investigation, or are already in the middle of one, or you’ve been sentenced, you must reach out to White Collar Advice and Justin Paperny. It will be the best thing you can do for yourself and the ones who care about you.
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