Justice for Stephan Hamil
Organized by: David Costanzo
We need your help to raise funds for the legal defense of Stephan Hamil. Coming from a family of few resources, Stephan worked hard in school and secured a Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship to the world renowned Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Less than two years into his degree and ROTC program, tragedy struck. A lack of resources, meant that he was a perfect target for an overzealous prosecution, and an inexperienced public defender. To turn the tables on this social injustice we need the best possible defense team. This reality comes with a high cost. We need your help raising the $10,000 necessary to appeal this injustice, and get a productive and loved member of our society and community, the justice he deserves.
If any of us, or our children, were facing this situation, as an american citizen, we would expect nothing less than a trial to determine our guilt or innocence. Stephan never received this. Pressured by an incompetent public defender, full of promises, and a law which required him to act before his 21st birthday, Stephan became just another victim of our failed justice system. Instead of the probation Stephan was promised by pleading before his 21st birthday, the Judge decided to give him the maximum 19.6 years. This meant that instead of graduating with his degree, and serving as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, he is now 6 years into a prison sentence. The amount you have in your bank account should not determine the outcome in a United States courtroom. Will you help level the financial playing field for Stephan? He needs your help to get the trial he deserves. Any amount is a blessing!
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