What You Need To Know

by Darrel Siggers

My name is Darrell Siggers.  I served 34 years in prison for a crime I did not commit, and had 16 lawyers along my journey to freedom. So I know a thing or two about lawyers. Everyone will need a lawyer at some point in their lives whether it be for purposes of criminal defense, real-estate, divorce, product liability, taxes, civil claims, etc.

After I was exonerated, I decided to write a book to help citizens understand what they need to know before hiring a lawyer.  Too many people get cheated, over charged and/or misinformed when dealing with lawyers.

This book will teach you how to protect yourself from lawyers and how to put yourself in the best position to win your case. What makes this book so unique is that it is written in plain simple language that the common person can understand. My book provides life lessons for people incarcerated and those in the community of the free.  Every person should have this book as it could save your life or the life of someone you love. If you would like to contact me go to www.legalaccessplus.com, or write me at, Access Plus, LLC, 26700 Lahser Rd., Suite 475, Southfield, MI 48033.

 When I first entered prison, I was a confused, functionally illiterate man-child. Thirty-four years later, as a free man, people see the man I grew to be, but it was not without hard work to become educated about life and the law.

  In a world walled off by barbwire fences, concrete and steel, surrounded by killers, drugs and gangs, I didn’t know if I would survive. Violence was everywhere. It was as if it was commonplace. And maybe it was. But not for me.

  I was only allowed out of my cell one hour a day—twenty-three-hour lock down. Being uneducated, falsely accused, and wrongfully convicted, I was, in a word, pissed. I hated everything and everybody that had anything to do with the justice system. I had no friends and didn’t know anybody. One day an old guy saw me walking the yard. He could see that I was new and trying to act tough. What I remember most about what he told me was, “The only way you’re gonna get out of here on a natural life sentence for murder is by learning the law.”