Pretrial Matters

3rd Circuit Applies Lower Mandatory Minimum Terms to FSA Pipeline Cases

Pretrial Defendants Many times a federal criminal defendant can sit on pretrial status for a long time. Sometimes this status can last years. In Crack Cocaine cases, this can create a problem at sentencing when district courts try to decide which rules to follow. Who FSA Applies to (and Who it Doesn’t) The Fair Sentencing …

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As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Are Ensnared

Mens Rea (Criminal Intent) Not Necessary The title of this post is taken from a recent article detailing the American way of criminal justice, its ever-expanding number of criminal laws, and its diminishing need for criminal intent. Whereas a vast majority of crimes used to be under state and local laws, the federal criminal machine …

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Decisions Involving Tapia v United States

Rehabilitative Sentences are Illegal If you have a loved one who was sentenced to a longer than normal term of imprisonment specifically so he or she could participate in rehabilitative programs within the Bureau of Prisons, that sentence is unlawful and we can help get it reversed! Please read on for important information. Contact Us …

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Early Release from Federal Probation – Success

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A Broken System – No Crime or No Punishment

The System is Broken What is the purpose of incarceration? Official definitions and intentions of prison time vary, but the basic principles are these: protecting the public from danger, rehabilitating offenders, and deterring would-be offenders from committing similar crimes in the future. It seems commonly known that the way the United States Federal and State …

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Federal Pretrial Primer 2: Pleas, Sentencing and Designation

This is the second of three articles written by the consulting firm PCR Consultants which deals with the federal pretrial phase of an inmate’s federal prison experience. Here we’ll look at what you can expect, how you’re odds are for beating an indictment, and how you can help yourself before leaving for prison. The Hard …

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