We have a special place in our hearts for Military Veterans.

I am a mother of a disabled veteran who suffers with many issues including severe PTSD. My son got himself into not 1 but 2 situations he was arrested for in 2 different counties in N.C. I received a letter in the mail offering legal services I called immediately and was referred to JOE BOWMAN. Within a day’s time and discussing both charges, no one has ever taken control and given me security in untouched waters like Joe did. Joe understood the life of a war veteran, he was not only professional and knowledgable legally he made you feel like he was your friend. The first case was heard in Henderson County with a minimum jail sentence of 7 years. With a court room presence second to none Joe got his charges lowered and my son was sentenced to probation . We left the court room and I screamed and hugged Joe. Now we faced the charge in Haywood County, Joe was trying to get this dismissed and that was not going to happen. They came to an agreement of 3 years probation and court costs. When Joe presented this to the judge and spoke on my sons behalf without looking at notes I might add, the judge took a moment to decide. The Judge was compassionate and understanding after listening , all my son had to do when we left was pay the clerk $10.00. We all left the court room with our mouths opened in disbelief. It was unheard of even Joe said he had never heard of anything in his career to end that way. God has watched over us always and only His divine intervention could be the answer. He sent JOE BOWMAN to us and he has truly been a Blessing in our lives. He will be in our hearts always. In my opinion and with all the stories I’ve heard from many through the years, I have to say YOU DONT GET BETTER THAN JOE BOWMAN. Sincerely Karen Williams Read more "We have a special place in our hearts for Military Veterans."

How Much Prison Time? – There’s an App For That

Federal Sentencing Guidelines App The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are used as a guide for judges to determine how much time a person gets after pleading guilty or being found guilty at trial.  After a conviction, the government prepares a pre-sentencing report based on those guidelines to determine a recommended range of months in prison for the jude to consider.  This range is based on factors such as the offense, the dollar amount of the crime, previous criminal history, whether the person cooperated, was there a gun involved, etc.  In other words, it can be difficult to determine exactly how much time a person could spend in prison unless you are an expert.  But this is something that both the person going to prison and the victims of the crime might be interested in knowing before the actual sentence is imposed.  Lucky for us, there’s an App for that... The developer cautions that this is a professional tool, though it is available to anyone.  It is meant to be used by lawyers or professionals as an estimating tool.  Again, it is only a guide.  After all, the judge can sentence someone outside the guidelines...  Forbes Article by Walter Pavlo   Read more "How Much Prison Time? – There’s an App For That"