Huffman's Services Profit
Huffman's Services only earns a profit if we solve a high-profile case and earn a reward paid by the government. The money paid by our clients is merely to cover the expenses to solve that case, and we do not profit from any of the expenses that are provided to us.
Huffman's Services holds those expenses in escrow utilizing them for our business purposes and to cover your expenses for the sentence reduction process. We receive no profit from the expenses we are provided on behalf of our clients; we only profit from successfully assisting local law enforcement in solving a high-profile criminal or civil case and are paid a reward. That is our only profit.
Huffman's Services is committed to accomplishing its goals and working within a tight budget with many of our clients. However, in either event, this is an expensive service in which we have to research the records and take the time, trouble, and efforts to negotiate with the authorities. This is a complex, time-consuming, sensitive, politically discreet, and confidential matter. Additionally, during the course of the sentence reduction process, we may have to retain a lawyer, a private investigator, or both on your behalf.
Different retainers apply to different services. Please contact our office to request what the retainer is for the particular service you want.
Expenses that you will be required to establish for the sentence reduction process. Huffman's Services requires a retainer to begin working on any case. In addition, you can expect that the average monthly expense, which we will invoice you for, to be about $400. As long as you maintain those expenses during the course of the sentence reduction process, monthly travel expenses six times a year are $400, and they're invoiced at the end of the month's net 30 days.
Huffman's Services must maintain an expense account because when co-operating with the government, we may be required to testify by subpoena, and the expense of testifying is part of the expense package.
Understand that we cannot specifically give you an exact figure of what our total bill will be since we will not know ahead of time how much time, trouble, or effort will be involved in accomplishing your specific sentence reduction. However, we will work with our clients, their family, friends, and supporters on paying the final fee as long as the expenses for the costs of the sentence reduction process are maintained during the course of the sentence reduction process.
We require an expense retainer because we may be subpoenaed by the government many years later to testify in some cases before the courts or grand juries or at law enforcement interviews in matters related to your sentence reduction.
Once we are retained, we continue to work on the case with our client or client's family, friends, and supporters to pay off the total final bill, and it will not stop us from proceeding with the maximum possible sentence reduction.
Huffman's Services always tries to minimize our clients' final bill by searching out high-profile reward payable cases to solve. In the event that we solve the case to reduce your sentence and there is a reward payable, you would have no final total bill. In fact if you tell us that you cannot afford the final total bill then we will only work on high profile cases to solve that pay a reward so that you do not have a final total bill because many families can afford the retainer and the monthly expenses, but they cannot afford the final total bill accordingly Huffman's services will work with you, so you have no final total bill by solving a reward payable case to earn the sentence reduction.
Once you decide to retain Huffman's Services, we will send you a simple agreement to sign, which authorizes us to act on your behalf to retain a lawyer or private investigator or take any such action we deem appropriate and necessary to reduce your sentence. You will receive a monthly statement detailing our exact efforts, and you will have complete contact with Huffman's Services through either our website email or phone.
Many times we are asked why our service is so expensive. We can only respond that there really is no dollar amount one can place on their freedom. Every day is precious. While you can earn additional funds, you can never get back a day lost from your life.
Huffman's Services understands that it is a difficult job to come up with the amount of money necessary to retain our services so we have a basic retainer requirement and then we will work with the family friends and supporters of our clients to pay off the remainder of the retainer in a monthly payment plan we understand that until our client is released our final total bill cannot be paid.
Private Investigator Process
We will initially hire a nationwide private investigation firm to handle the initial investigation and then we will hire a local investigator to finish the investigation in the local district of conviction.
Huffman's Services understands that while incarcerated, financing is a difficulty. Resultantly, we have created a refer-a-friend program. For every client that you refer to us prior to them becoming a client, we will give you some type of credit off toward your bill. Theoretically, with enough referrals, your entire bill would be covered. When the inmate provides the name ID number and address of another inmate for the refer-a-friend program we will log that in the client's file, and if that individual contacts our company and actually retains our company services we will provide that inmate that referred the other inmate to us a 10% credit, for example, the average sentence reduction costs $15,400 and we would provide a $1,540 credit to the inmate that referred that inmate to us. However, to be eligible for this, the inmate must provide the name prison ID number and address of that inmate before that inmate or any of the inmate's family has ever contacted us because only one individual can get credit for this process. This allows Indigent prisoners to have equal access to our services with those that can afford the service.
Itemization of Expenses
We do not itemize expenses merely list them on the monthly report.
We will need to do an internal company eligibility evaluation of the client, which is a $500 fee, and the client and the family are directed to buy a book concerning exactly how this process works published by the owner of our company along with all of the forms and instructions to submit for evaluation. This evaluation will take approximately 30 days, where we will review the following criteria of disciplinary record? Restitution payments? Drug, alcohol, sex, violence programming? Voluntary educational, vocational, religious, programming, and certificates earned while incarcerated? Detainers? Any victims that would oppose the sentence reduction? Was the inmate involved in saving the life of a staff member while in custody? Will the family be able to assist in getting legitimate offers of employment and the residence? We will do basic research on the criminal case. If the defendant is approved we would then do an external company eligibility evaluation which costs $2,000 and takes 90 days to complete, and we will contact all of the lawyers that previously represented the defendant and collect any legal documents and information that may be helpful about the case, we will collect all of the internal prison records relevant to the inmate to verify the disciplinary, programming, educational and obtain the actual records concerning these accomplishments. We will contact the local law enforcement community in the Local District of conviction and find a licensed private investigator who meets our requirements that they are willing to work with, we will review the criminal case to see if there is an issue that is worth litigating for our purposes of maximizing the sentence reduction and obtaining the full cooperation of the prosecutor and the judge, we will contact the prosecutor and provide a brief to the prosecutor concerning our clients and the value of the information that we would be able to provide to the government and get proctorial permission to proceed with the cooperation for a sentence reduction process. At that juncture, the defendant would be approved for the sentence reduction process, and we would reduce the amount of $2,500 that has already been paid off of the normal $15,400 sentence reduction cost over a period of 18 months, irrespective of the cost of a private investigator.
Refund policy is that upon request, we will refund any unused portion of the retainer.
Travel expenses are for contacting the prosecutor's private investigator's law enforcement corrections staff parole probation and are not always directly related to an actual business trip, but various expenses related to communication with the appropriate authorities. Meetings are scheduled with the family and friends of the client during the business travel itinerary schedule. When Mr. Huffman is traveling on a business trip, he cannot force the appropriate officials to meet with him. Many times, they want to speak on the phone instead, but he travels to that location and is available to meet with them. However, if they decline to meet with them and prefer to discuss the matter on the phone, there still a travel expense.
Long-Term Expenses Retainer
The long-term expenses retainer is a non-refundable retainer.
At Huffman's Services, we do the necessary research and put a parole package together for a $1,000 retainer. The monthly expenses will be $200 a month during an estimated 6-month process. This research will include information on the parole board, the parole commissioner, the decisions that the parole board makes, questions that they may ask, and proper answers to those questions, along with putting together a parole brief and meeting with the parole board legal staff.
Sentence Reduction Total Expenses
The total fee for the sentence reduction service is $15,400. The only other potential expense is the cost of a licensed local district of conviction private investigator.
Effective August 1, 2022, we are no longer working in the state of North Carolina. For any current clients, the work will be completed.
Who Is The Client?
The client is the incarcerated prisoner; whoever pays for the services is not the client. The client may authorize a monthly report to be provided to who is paying for the service, but it must be clearly understood that the client is the incarcerated prisoner. If you are paying for the services of our client, you are making a donation to the incarcerated prisoner, and any issues that require clarification would need to come directly from our client. Our loyalty has to be to our client and not the individuals that are paying for the service.
We offer Veterans discounts, Senior Citizens discounts, Native American discounts, and payment plans.
Travel Communication Expense
During the past two years of the virus situation and the minimal amount of business trips we're taking for those clients that were active during that timeframe, they have received a $400 refund in their account as of July 31, 2022, reflecting a partial refund of business trips that may not have been properly invoiced. Moving forward, our clients still have a $200 business travel communication expense as of January 1, 2022, we may elect to travel, or we may do it by email, phone overnight delivery letters depending on the circumstances with the high price of gas and other expenses increasing this is done to make it more financially affordable for our clients instead of simply increasing the travel expense which would be a minimum of $500 per trip we are making this change to make it more affordable for our clients, and we have refunded for several trips across the board for all clients that were active during this time frame as per monthly reports that went out on July 1, 2022.
The travel schedule is approximate and most travel is a communication expense done over email, phone calls, and letters. We travel only when absolutely necessary to minimize expenses for the client.