We Prepare You for Sentencing or Prison

Get Your Free Strategic Plan Now
Before SentencingAfter Sentencing

Get guidance on preparing for sentencing and sentence-mitigation strategies.

Listen to the Dr. Phil Case Study

Justin Paperny on Dr. Phill
Sentencing Day

The Defendant's Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Preparing For Sentencing, Prison and Probation.

How will a criminal charge influence your future career?

Sentence Mitigation Case Studies

Client Showcase

Our team has helped more than 10,000 people restore confidence and prepare for the toughest challenge they’ve ever faced—including recalibrating their lives after a criminal investigation. Some people choose to work toward the best possible outcome, while others take a wait-and-see approach. If government prosecutors set their sites on you, learn from our case studies. 


I Guarantee This Free Course Will Help You Obtain Extraordinary Character Reference Letters

Character Reference Course

Join Our Weekly Newsletter!

Sign up to receive weekly updates on how to prepare for sentencing, prison, and probation—plus bonus content only available to our members. Join now and receive a free digital copy of Earning Freedom: Conquering a 45 Year Prison Term

Justin has been of great support through this prison experience. He is in constant my Son and me to help prepare us for the future. Justin will help you come out a Winner!!

Angela Holton

Justin Paperny prepares people for life behind bars. Part fixer, part advisor, and part therapist, he is uniquely qualified, with close ties to Hollywood and high-profile defense attorneys.

Washington Post

Justin is as genuine as they come. If you are facing time in prison you need Justin! It is imperative that you know what to do and what NOT TO DO when facing prison. for the time! Five Stars- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Robert Blanchard

Monthly YouTube Schedule



How to Ruin (or Fix) Your Prison Term

Watch Here!



First Day In Federal Prison (Key Tips)

Watch Here!



Try This Before Sentencing

Watch Here!



Life in Montgomery Federal Prison

Watch Here!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find a Lawyer?

If an individual anticipates that he or she will face a criminal charge, one of the first challenges will be to begin working with a lawyer. That isn’t easy. In most circumstances, people don’t know where to find a lawyer. They don’t know how to qualify a lawyer. And they don’t know how to work effectively with a lawyer. On our YouTube channel and podcast, we feature interviews with lawyers. Listen and learn more about the steps you should take before you hire a lawyer. Understand the fee structure. Understand your options. Make a more informed decision by interacting with other people who have been in similar situations. Invest your time to learn before you sign a retainer agreement that may result in six-figure expenditures.

How Will this Charge Influence My Family?
When prosecutors bring charges against an individual, life changes for a family. The charges can bring ancillary consequences that are difficult to anticipate. Friendships end. Reputations get tarnished. Marriages can crumble. Learn how such events have influenced others and create a game plan that will work best for you. Create both an offensive and a defensive strategy in response to the fallout. Our videos and podcasts will give you more insight into productive ways to cope with the challenges that accompany a criminal charge, conviction, and sentence.
How Should I Manage my Business or Career?
Do not be shortsighted. A criminal charge can change a life forever. There is an urgency to prepare for court proceedings, for sentencing, and possibly for prison. At the soonest possible time, like now, you should start thinking about the career you will have when this ends. Think about how a criminal charge will influence your earning capacity going forward. Learn more about how a charge or conviction will influence financial relationships. Learn more about seeds you can begin planting now. Every decision you make will influence your earning power ahead. Invest time to learn so that you can recalibrate and rebuild.
What Does Sentence Mitigation Mean?
If your lawyer isn’t helping you understand best practices with regard to sentence mitigation, then what responsibility do you have to learn more?

A comprehensive sentence-mitigation strategy will help you build an influential case on why you’re worthy of mercy. Do not be like an ostrich, burying your head in the sand with delusions that your attorney will do everything for you. Think about the proactive steps that you can begin taking today.

Begin by thinking about the judge. What thoughts does your judge have about every defendant that appears for sentencing? In what ways are you going to differentiate yourself from others?

The more introspective you become, the more effective you will be at preparing. Build a powerful case for leniency with your deliberate sentence-mitigation strategy. If you don’t know what works, then invest the time to learn best practices and strategies that other people have used. If you’d like to learn more, get our case study on sentence mitigation strategies.

What if My Lawyer Doesn't Explain Prison?
If you hired your lawyer to help you understand prison, you made a bad hiring decision. Lawyers are analytical thinkers. To practice law, they stay current on statutes, case law, and sentencing proceedings. They do not study prison, they’ve never experienced prison, and they do not have the bandwidth to respond to questions about how to make the most of a prison journey. Enter your email into the form above to get a free copy of Lessons from Prison. You will get an a-to-z guide of everything I experienced. And if you listen to our podcast, you will learn from hundreds of others.

Key Steps to Prepare for Sentencing and Federal Prison

Weekly Webinar Summary https://storage.googleapis.com/msgsndr/RiTBD3VLrEPSUctIqi9x/media/6697e5d85f256928021fcc1a.mp4 Preparing for a Government Investigation Our webinar Monday, July 15, covered essential strategies for preparing for a government investigation. We...

How to Approach Meetings with Government Officials

Below is a summary of our weekly webinar on July 8th, 2024. Joseph's Case Timeline:We created a detailed timeline of Joseph D. Gregorio's case, showcasing...

Common Mistakes That Lead to Longer Federal Prison Sentences

Many people continue to make bad decisions after they become the target of a federal investigation. I’m excited to introduce my friend, Andrew Bernstein, a Fox Rothschild partner specializing in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations. Andrew has a...

Common Mistakes That Lead to Longer Federal Prison Sentences

Many people continue to make bad decisions after they become the target of a federal investigation. I’m excited to introduce my friend, Andrew Bernstein, a Fox Rothschild partner specializing in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations. Andrew has a...

Steve Bannon Is Going To Federal Prison

In this CNN interview, I discuss the challenges Steve Bannon is likely to encounter as he prepares to serve his four-month sentence in federal prison. He surrenders later today. The discussion focuses on his life in prison and whether Bannon can avoid problems during...

Learn how to Restore Your Reputation After a Criminal Charge

Personal Advocacy

Learn more about our personal advocacy work to help restore your strength and confidence. The more you learn how to navigate your way to a better outcome, the stronger you will in the weeks, months, and years ahead.

takeaways following my release from prison

Are You Ready to Recreate Your Timeline?