RIP Lisa Croslin

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From 2014: Misty with her mom.

Misty’s mom, Lisa Croslin, has passed away after a long battle with illness. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Misty and her family.

For many years Lisa suffered from drug addiction. But about six years ago she turned her life over to God and made a clean start. She hoped to live long enough to see her children released from prison.

Misty often talked about wanting to be with her mother during this painful last year. She never had the chance.

 

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Misty Writes From Prison

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Misty Croslin in court with her attorney.

“I’m back from court. I pray that something good comes out of it this time. My mama, she is really sick and I need to be out to help her. So I really hope the judges are fair.” — Misty Croslin

Misty appeared in a St. Johns County courtroom on Tuesday, March 8th, to appeal her “no contest” plea to eight charges of drug trafficking in 2010. Since her conviction involved charges in St. Johns County and Putnam County, judges from both counties were present to hear her petition for post-conviction relief.

Misty is appealing her conviction on the grounds that the plea was involuntary based on the failure of Robert Fields (her original attorney) to advise her of the mandatory sentence and that her plea was based on off the record promises made by her attorney that would receive a maximum six year sentence.

Although she was eligible for sentencing as a youthful first offender with a maximum six year sentence, Misty was instead sentenced to two 25 year terms in prison plus a $500,000 fine plus five years probation at the end of her time served. All that for being entrapped in a police sting during which she sold $3,000 worth of pain pills to an undercover police officer.

“I put my trust in him (attorney Robert Fields),” Misty testified. “I didn’t understand any of it.”

 

Happy Easter

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Wishing Misty Croslin, her family, friends and supporters an Easter filled with happiness, new hope and peace.

Legal Fees

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Misty Croslin has come so far. But fighting for her freedom against ridiculous drug laws comes at a price. To pay for her appeals attorney, the family is trying to raise $17,500. (Remember, Misty has to appeal convictions in two separate counties.)

You can donate as little as $5 and as much as your heart and circumstances allow. None of us can do it alone. But if we all come together and pitch in what we can, the goal will be reached. Paypal and all major credit cards are accepted.

The fundraiser is being done by Misty’s father and a friend of the family. All money raised goes for Misty’s legal defense. (This blog has nothing to do with setting up the fundraiser.)

If you would like to donate, go to http://www.justiceformisty.com/

Help Misty

 

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There’s an easy way to help Misty Croslin. Right now she is in need of money for food (beyond the meager meals provided) and basic necessities like hygiene products, socks, writing paper and postage stamps so she can write to family and friends. She also needs money so she can make phone calls. Prisons these days charge for everything.

Any donation you can make goes directly into Misty’s account the next day. It’s a great way to show you care. Simply call JPay at 800-574-5729 or go http://www.jpay.com. Misty Croslin’s inmate number is V36472.

Watch Misty Croslin’s Court Appeal

March 8, 2016: Misty Croslin appeared in court with her new attorney to have her original plea withdrawn.

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December 22

Misty Croslin’s December 22, 2015 appeals hearing has been reschedule to March 8, 2016.

Let’s hope the additional time allows her attorney to put together a winning case.

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