Donna Forbes: Spouse of Client of Tonya Craft Consulting
I am writing this recommendation from the perspective of being the wife of a man falsely accused of child molestation. For several months we were trying to figure out how something this devastating could happen to our family. When we were referred to Tonya Craft, we immediately made arrangements to meet with her, hoping for some assistance with the nightmare our lives had become. Though our legal team was talented and experienced, we could feel that something was missing. After meeting with her, it was clear that our legal team needed her unique experience and perspective. Tonya had a unifying effect on all involved, emphasizing that one of the most important aspects of case development is to plan for trial from the beginning. She quickly familiarized herself with our case, enabling her to assist our attorneys in building effective case strategy. In addition, she also explained to us what we could do to further assist in preparing for trial. This included sharing organizational strategies and effective layout to make key facts, times, and events readily available and retrievable.
She has the unique position of understanding these cases thoroughly because unfortunately she has firsthand knowledge of the experience. She knows the pain of being falsely accused and having to prove a negative, being presumed guilty rather than innocent until proven guilty. She understands the pain of the falsely accused individual fighting for their life and their family. Though I was not the one facing life in prison without the possibility of parole, I can say this is by far one of the most difficult, life altering situations that a person/family can face. Tonya was there as a resource for everyone involved. She took the time to reassure us that though the road is difficult to navigate and necessitates thorough preparation, success through exoneration is possible.
Though our case resolved unexpectedly prior to going to trial, I know having her expertise would have been crucial to our legal team if our case would have progressed to that point. Her recommendations pertaining to jury selection, developing relevant demonstrative evidence and presentation would have been invaluable in assisting a jury to understand the facts of our case. Tonya is able to take the complex factors that may lead to false allegations and make them easily understood to the average juror.
We will be forever grateful for her assistance in our case.
David F.: Client of Tonya Craft Consulting
I was falsely accused of a sex crime against a child and my case had been going on for 6 months before I met with Tonya Craft. Tonya accepted my case after a lengthy interview. She listened to my concerns and thoroughly reviewed all aspect of the case to that point. Her experience and knowledge were clear when she re-focused our direction while working seamlessly with my attorneys over the next 6 months.
When you’re facing 2 mandatory life sentences for a crime you didn’t commit, having Tonya in your corner gives you hope. I appreciated her willingness to be there for me and really respected her direct and honest style. Being able to write this today is a direct result of Tonya’s input and recommendations. When you need an experienced fighter in your corner, you need Tonya Craft.