Two years ago, I met Jay Abt for the first time due to being arrested. A bunch of gang members were beating up my friend, and I jumped in to stop it. When the gang members were talking about getting guns, I knew I had to get my friend out there because he would surely die that night. I had a work knife on me and had no other choice then to advert the gang's attention to me to get them off of my brutally beaten up friend. I stabbed one of the gang members and he almost died. I ended up stabbing the attacker that would bring him to the ground all in the name of self defense but that did not seem to matter to the judicial system. All I knew was that I could not leave my friend behind to die. Once the gang members split up, I carried my friend away from the scene to safety. As a result of my actions, I had some very serious charges pending against me...I was facing 40 years in prison. It was difficult to comprehend that by me helping my friend, I would surely lose the life that I knew. We sought the legal aid of Jay Abt. Jay and his staff worked feverishly hard for me. As of this week, I am the happiest person alive to say that I am finally done. I am out on probation with no jail time involved and the case is closed. Jay Abt made sure that I have nothing on my record, and no criminal conviction. Even better, Jay Abt got the judge to reduce the amount I had to pay in medical bills to the guy who got stabbed. He had $288k in medical bills, but I only have to pay $15k of it, thanks to Jay. He saved me over $250,000 !!! As for me, I will not be returning back to that part of town and will forever keep Jay on my speed dial.