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Sam* presented to Homeless Legal at a real tipping point in his life. He was facing fines and criminal charges in multiple states while sleeping rough and battling substance abuse. With the support of a lawyer from Homeless Legal, and his case worker, Sam was able to enter a payment arrangement for his fines that ensured additional fees did not continue to accrue. He was also able to get the legal advice he needed including clarification about how his matters would be dealt with interstate. Sam felt more confident entering a detox treatment facility knowing that his legal matters were under control and that he has someone to assist him with his next steps once his treatment is completed.

‘Thank you so much for the extra time you put in yesterday with Sam. He felt like he made progress which is something he has not done for a very long time.’ Sam’s caseworker

*Name changed to protect privacy

First published 28 Sep 2020

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