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Lawrence Taylor (LT): Well, again, it’s like the average man, for each person, for each client, it’s different. For some, they are absolutely terrified of the idea of spending a single night in jail. I understand, much less dirty things . . .
LT: or six months, I understand. It would be terrifying for me. That is the most important thing. For many others, it’s the driver’s license that is critical. In California particularly, we live in cars, we don’t have public transportation to speak of, at least we don’t in Southern California. That not only is highly inconvenient, it probably means very possibly depending on the circumstance, your job. And, if you don’t have your job you might lose custody of your child; it goes on and on.
LT: So that driver’s license is critical. We have clients saying, “I don’t care if I spend a year in jail, I have to have that license.” Now, of course, it’s an exaggeration because they would lose their job probably. . .
LT: if they were spending a year in jail. The point is, it depends on the individual, what that person’s needs are. If I have a person say who’s a West Point graduate or a doctor or a lawyer or a person with security clearance, it’s the conviction itself that is critical because they will lose not only their job, but their licensing, their profession. You can have a marine from Camp Pendleton here, an officer; he’s history if he has a DUI conviction.
LT: So each client is different and what is most critically important to them, is unique to that individual.