For those of you who are not aware, hiring a lawyer is the single most important thing you can do when you have been charged with a crime. You have to know the good ones from the bad. And that is not easy. I don't know how many attorneys Tonya Craft went through before she decided on her team. I know there were a few. We knew no defense attorneys. We then got a name from a relative who knew more about such things than we did, and after just one conversation with him, we hired him. We had no idea what we were doing. Unfortunately we were not very smart about this. That was our biggest mistake. In the first and all meetings with him, he simply said "This is no big deal" "They don't have anything." "This is a no brain er." That is exactly what he said to us.
You see, he never even checked to see what all they did have. He didn't know about Brad's youngest child because he never even looked at the taped interviews with the children. He did have one expert look at one of the tapes. The expert then asked him, "where are the rest of the tapes?" "There have to be more." But our attorney just told him he didn't know. This expert was not put on the stand in Brad's defense. Our attorney didn't have one expert witness. Not one. According to his testimony at the appeal hearing, he didn't even look in the file the state had. He just simply let Mr. Gregor give him all the info. And 'the man' only gave him what he wanted him to have. Although, our attorney could have asked for anything from Gregor's file, he did not. We found this out after we hired our appeal attorney. Way too late.
Our lawyer had never tried a case like this, ever. He was only licensed in Georgia for a couple of months when he took our case and said it would be no big deal. And it seemed that way to us, until Mr. Gregor started applying statutes that were not applicable by law. To make this part of the story a little shorter, I will just say, that after the trial our attorney opened another office in Dade Co. and is now practicing there as well. Kinda makes you say....hmmmm.......doesn't it? We have wondered whose side he was really on from the beginning. Then its time for the trial. What a joke this was. And let me just say, that I wanted to contact the media, but OUR LAWYER told us that would be the biggest mistake we could make. So here we go, to court.