Federal Drug Charge

Jan 24, 2014 by

I recently represented a defendant with three prior State felony drug convictions, now charged with a new federal drug charge. Under the federal drug law, the defendant was subject to Career Offender Status and a potential under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for an over thirty year sentence. I presented the Court with a creative sentencing memorandum which explained in detail the defendant’s history and background. The Court then sentenced the defendant to a five year sentence, the mandatory minimum. In the Post-Booker world, judges have more discretion to impose sensible sentences. It is paramount for all of us to see sentencing as a place for real advocacy. It is necessary for me to get to know you as a person and not just a client. I can then do better in handling your case...

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