Brothers and co-authors of When the Cops Come Knockin’: An Illustrative Guide to Criminal, Travis Townsend, Jr. and Trinity Townsend were raised in the low-income, high-crime of Muskegon Heights, Michigan. They flirted from time to time with the wrong side of the law, but managed to escape the traps of a criminal record—by luck. It was in law school, as they learned the ins and outs of the law, that they realized just how many mistakes they’d made unknowingly—actions that could have landed them in the same traps that ensnared many of their friends.
Their experiences in law school birthed a vision to empower low-income and less educated audiences with the knowledge to prevent legal problems in advance and to successfully navigate the legal process. Here’s more about the authors.