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Inside the Staircase Series

Running Time: 3 hours 
Cost: $149 (Package Pricing Available)

He said she fell. The state said it was murder. It became The Staircase. On December 9, 2001, Michael Peterson, veteran and author, living in North Carolina with his wife Kathleen, called emergency responders to assist with his wife whom he found at the bottom of the stairs in their home. What would ensue would be played out across the national and international media – secret lives, million dollar insurance policies, and one of the longest trials in North Carolina history.

The 3Rs of Sentencing Story

Running Time: 1 hour 3 minutes 
Cost: $49

No matter what the case, there are only three types of sentencing stories defense lawyers ever tell. I call them the 3 “Rs”, and they are: REASONS, RELATIVITY and REDEMPTION. Every case has at least one. With a little bit of luck and whole lot of elbow grease, you may uncover all three.

Understanding these three categories will get your story juices flowing and serve as a roadmap for everything you do to prepare for sentencing. In other words, knowing the 3 Rs will help you identify, shape, and tell your most powerful and persuasive sentencing stories.

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An indictment, on paper, will never portray you as a “ real” person, striving to simply live life. The video Doug made showed the full story of the painful reality that lead to my predicament. It was a true testimonial to how and why life can sometimes go sideways. Needless to say, I know my video had impact with my judge, making all the difference - and reduction - in my ultimate sentencing