The cost of legal representation in the State of Nevada is mind boggling. When this incident occurred, I knew that it was impossible for me to find an attorney to represent Pat. When I attempted to find an attorney, the costs were staggering:
$10,000 - retainer fee (least expensive)
$20,000 - cost to prepare for trial (least expensive)
$40,000 - $100,000 - cost for trial representation (least expensive)
That being said, Pat has a Public Defender, i.e. court appointed attorney.
His attorney is currently working to build the best team of expert witnesses that he can to provide the best defense for Patrick. As a Public Defender, he has a limited budget for Pat’s defense. In order to present the best possible defense for Patrick and secure the expert witnesses necessary to defend Pat, it is going to require money that is not in his budget. I cannot cover this expense, and Patrick’s immediate family cannot either.
This is where all of you can help.
As a unit of family and friends, if everyone digs in and contributes, we can raise enough money to allow these experts to become part of Patrick’s legal team.
I know that the economy is bad. I know that many of us are living on fixed and/or limited incomes. But, if everyone makes an effort, we can all contribute to saving Patrick’s life. It does not have to be a large lump sum donation, work it into your budget and send money weekly or monthly. However it works for your budget. Don’t stop at Starbucks or that fast food restaurant. Eat at home instead of going to dinner. Order a movie or rent a DVD instead of going to the theater. Please, help save Pat's life.
A PayPal account has been set up in order for people to make contributions to Pat’s legal defense. As I know that some people do not trust the Internet, checks – made out to “Defense Fund” - can be sent to Chris or to me. Our addresses are:
2 N. Village Ct.
Alpine, UT 84004
P. O. Box 4172
Pahrump, NV 89041
We must all remember that Patrick made sacrifices for us when he served our country. We must find the way to repay the price he has paid for his service. Please, help save the life of this worthy Veteran.
The price of freedom - priceless.