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Please help Stephen get a good defense lawyer!
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Stephen did what many gay guys do - met someone on Grindr, a social networking app. Although you have to be 18 to sign up, the guy wasn't actually of legal age. So now Stephen finds himself behind bars - with no money for a decent defense.

Stephen is a 23 year old gay guy.  Like many, he's had more than his fair share of problems growing up, dealing with his sexuality and resulting family issues.  He'd got himself a decent job, helped with community work, had some great friends and was looking forward to being able to live a "normal" life.  Now all of that has gone!

Like many guys, Stephen used Grindr to meet others, a social networking app, that says you have to be 18 years or older to sign up.  On one November day, he was chatting to a guy and they hit it off, so they arranged to meet.  It never occured to him to ask for ID!

Others guys that have unfortunately found themselves in the same situation have been sentenced to 6 months. Stephen has been denied bail, and been offered "a deal" of 8 years behind bars, plus probation - for failing to check the ID of a guy he met!

Help Stephen get a decent defense lawyer!  He hopes to use The Figueroa Law Firm, P.A. who have a great reputation locally, but like many his age, he has no savings and being on remand, has no way to work for the money, that a good lawyer charges.  

All money raised will go to his legel defense.  PLEASE help!

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