During sentencing hearings, expect prosecutors to highlight bad decisions a person has made. Learn how to craft. story that will help the judge learn more about the good decisions a person has made. Sentencing Preparations According to the Department of Justice, grand juries or prosecutors … [Read more...] about Personal Narratives
Tactics for Success
Don’t Let a Federal Prison Sentence Destroy Your Spirit Use the time you have available to restore a sense of dignity and purpose. We understand how easily criminal proceedings can derail a person’s identity or sense of self. We identify with the anxiety of every criminal … [Read more...] about Tactics for Success
If you’re facing a sentencing hearing, raise your level of confidence with solid preparations. The series below will give you insight, helping you to work more effectively with your lawyer. Since there is a considerable amount to learn, we've broken this article into several sections. Although we … [Read more...] about Sentence Mitigation
Prepare Before Sentencing
When federal prosecutors bring charges for any kind of crime, a federal sentencing hearing usually follows. Learn how to prepare. How to Prepare for Lower Sentences The first step in preparation would be to learn all the steps in the process of sentencing. A defendant should understand … [Read more...] about Prepare Before Sentencing
Learn how the concept of aberrant behavior influences the federal sentencing guidelines. When behavior that led to a criminal charge is inconsistent with a person’s character, a downward departure from the guidelines may be warranted. The U.S. Sentencing Commission mentioned “aberrant behavior” … [Read more...] about Aberrant Behavior
Attorneys and Sentencing
We spoke with Diane Bass, a defense attorney that practices in Orange County, California. Diane has decades of experience working in federal court. Sadly, the statistics are not promising for any person that faces charges in federal court. If federal prosecutors bring charges against a person, … [Read more...] about Attorneys and Sentencing
What is a Sentence-Mitigation Plan?
Get Started by Preparing Listen to Audio Podcast When is the right time think about a sentence-mitigation plan? Answering that question reminds me of an old saying about the best time to plant an oak tree. I heard a speaker ask that question to members of his audience. Predictably, audience … [Read more...] about What is a Sentence-Mitigation Plan?
Prepare Before Sentencing
It’s never too soon and it’s never too late to begin preparing for sentencing. Let me explain why. Statistics show how easily an altercation with the criminal justice system can derail an individual’s life. Besides the indignity of an arrest, or notification that authorities have launched a … [Read more...] about Prepare Before Sentencing