Schofield and Young | Client Reviews
"ability and skill are matched by his compassionate understanding and willingness to fight hard"
William Young represented my son for some very serious charges of a nature that, historically, are virtually impossible to defend against. Other lawyers either did not want to touch it or charge far more to represent an almost certainly losing case. After first speaking with us, Mr. Young was kind enough to follow his intuition and accepted our desperate case while doing his best to work with what we could afford (which wasn't much, to be sure!) The prosecutors were ruthless - demanding bail so high as to guarantee we could not afford it and ensure my innocent son would spend the next 18-24 months in jail throughout the trial. Mr. Young came up with a defense and was able to acquire proofs to support our position that he was innocent so well that it was obvious to the State that they were wasting their time in trying to "railroad" us that shortly before the trial they dismissed the charges!
In my own youth, for not being able to afford to defend myself I've been "railroaded" (more than once!) by being given overworked Public Defenders with 1/10th the budget who can't/don't even open the case folder until we're all up in front of the judge and forced to plead guilty because of ludicrous bail and bond amounts and spending all the time in jail for me to prove i was innocent would cost my job.. I was so relieved that we had William Young whose ability and skill are matched by his compassionate understanding and willingness to fight hard for the 'everyday person' who lives paycheck to paycheck but still deserves JUSTICE!