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Thanks to Troy A. Smith I am a free man today

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My name is Rashaun L. I spent two years in jail on Riker’s Island for a Bronx armed robbery that I had nothing to do with.

Thanks to Troy A. Smith I am a free man today and I can be a father to my three year old son again.

I could have taken a plea deal that would have gotten me out of jail with a time served plea but I had no felony criminal record and I could not plead guilty to a Robbery that I did not commit. Troy was more than my defense lawyer. He was my friend and mentor. He cared about me as a person and fully supported my decision to fight my case before a Bronx jury where other lawyers told me to just take a plea.

The trial was the easy part for Troy. Simply put Troy was masterful with the jury and the jurors vote of NOT GUILTY came quickly after the case ended. Having Troy defend me at trial was the best decision I ever made in my life.