My Son Was Arrested For Possession of Under 20 Grams of Marijuana – By: Larry Lawton

Question:   My 21-year-old son was arrested on a possession charge – under 20 grams of marijuana.  He hasn’t been in trouble in over a year.  He was on probation for possession of a gun and had a few minor traffic charges.  What can I expect the court to do?

Answer:  First off, he needs to grow up. Since you said he WAS on probation, I have to assume he is not on any kind of supervision at all.  When I get a question like this, I wonder what it will take for your son to, “get it”.  It’s time for your son to grow up.  Minor charges such as traffic infractions are a sign that your son still needs to grow up. He thinks he is invincible and that is scary.  The gun charge is a whole different story and worries me the most. Read More »

OPIOIDS – EDUCATION and the ISSUE – By: Larry Lawton

OPIOIDS – By: Larry Lawton

I think everyone will agree we are deep into an opioid crisis. To fix the opioid crisis or any crisis for that matter, you first have to understand what is causing the crisis.

What started the opioid crisis, and continues to hold back any long-lasting recovery, is the lack of education in our schools and not addressing the underlying issue a person has that causes him, or her, to use a mind-altering drug. 

Opioids are killing people and ruining families at an unprecedented level. This crisis has found its way into all parts of our society, and it has to be addressed with Read More »

My son is failing in school, what should I do? By: Larry Lawton

Larry Lawton, Founder, and President of the Reality Check Program answers a parents question on failing grades. 

Question: My 13-year-old son is in the 8th grade and about to fail school? He seems like he doesn’t care.

Answer: For starters, we are big advocates of education and ask you to remember that education doesn’t just mean traditional school education. Life is an education. We are all learning every day. When you stop learning you’re probably dead.

Our schools sometimes Read More »

Reality Check: From Federal Prison to Helping Our Youth

Larry Lawton and the Reality Check Program were featured in the Epoch Times. A magazine based out of New York City with a circulation of 1.3 million. The Epoch Times is either sold or distributed free-of-charge in 35 countries and in 21 different languages. The writer, Andrew Thomas from NYC did a great job. Read the full article here:



Prison and Jail Oversight – Open Request to Governor DeSantis

Governor DeSantis, we are requesting an independent investigation. 

On December 9, 2018 Gregory Lloyd Edwards, a 38-year-old combat veteran with PTSD was acting erratically at a Walmart and the police were called. (Rightfully so) Gregory Edwards was arrested and taken to the Brevard County jail and ended up dead.

The full story is in the Florida Today newspaper. Click Here

Gregory Lloyd Edwards served our country as a United States Army medic in Iraq and Kosovo. Gregory served his country and came home with a serious disability, PTSD. What really happened to Gregory at the jail?  

To find out what really happened to Gregory Edwards you need an Read More »