In 2005 I was wrongfully accused and convicted of First Degree Child Abuse and sentenced to 15 Years to be served under the care of the Michigan Department of Corrections. I immediately began the Appeal Process. In 2007 after exhausting my direct appeals with out relief I was referred to Charles Lugosi, formally a professor for Ave Maria School of Law.
Charles, very matter of fact fashion, assured me through a letter that if I was indeed innocent, he and his students were going to prove this. After reviewing my transcripts and visiting with me while I was incarcerated he assured me he believed in my innocence. I was so elated and relieved that finally someone in the legal world was going to help me, rather than cause more turmoil and harm for me and my family.
Charles devoted his time Pro Bono, along with several other entities, and in November 2009, still incarcerated, he came to visit me for the last time, to inform me that my conviction was overturned and that I would be released soon.
For the next several months he relentlessly worked to aid in my full exoneration, which occurred in October 2010, after a second trial.
I am forever grateful, and feel so honored to have met a professional, such as Charles Lugosi, who not only respects the practice of Law, but who accommodates the needs of his clients.