by TheArthur A. Duncan II, Esq
“I shared my story to inspire and give hope to ex-offenders and to change people's perspectives of them. I also pray that my journey will motivate others to pursue their dreams regardless of their circumstances. I graduated from law school at the age of 43 with a wife and 5 kids.”From hustling crack on a corner to practicing law in a courtroom…this is my story! My journey will inspire you! I am living proof that despite your past, your dreams can still come true.
This book is a MUST read for parents who want to inspire their children, along with mentors, coaches, teachers, professors, administrators and pastors to share with others. Also judges, parole or probation officers who seek to inspire someone that has some legal issues will reference my story. But most importantly, any ex-con or felon or a person with a criminal record in or out of jail, can read my story and be inspired and will find hope.
My story begins as I escape the violence of the crips and bloods street gangs in South Central LA and the abuse of a cocaine addicted stepfather; only to go back to Buffalo, NY and perpetuate both ills by becoming a drug dealer myself. Ironically, I became a part of what victimized my family and me in Los Angeles.
I risked it all for material gains and lived life on the edge. I wound up in prison and had to put my life back together. While incarcerated, I found the God in me that I had long buried. After 3 years, I was released back into society and tempted by my old lifestyle; but I chose a different route.
Along the way, I encountered many disappointments, ups and downs, and close calls but I succeeded. This is the story of the FELON-ATTORNEY!