Federal Criminal Case Results
STATE v. J.U.
Offense: Federal Termination of Supervised Release
Maximum Sentence: 2 years federal prison with supervised release to continue.
Synopsis: Client was initially placed on supervised release following a 2007 federal drug trafficking charge. Client had numerous violations of his supervised release and had been incarcerated for periods of time ranging from 30 days to 14 months as a result of his continued drug use. US Attorney requested that the maximum sentence of 2 years be imposed.
Result: We successfully argued that the new conduct wasn't criminal in nature and amounted to drug use by a drug addict and the absolute minimum sentence of 5 months with supervised release to terminate be imposed. Federal Judge agreed with the sentencing recommendation following extensive argument by the defense.
United States v. B.D.
Charge was that the client was trafficking in 1000KG or more of marijuana. Client was facing a mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence due to his prior drug conviction record. We were able to successfully argue a lesser sentence of 6.5 years based on the client's level of cooperation as well as grounds for additional departure beyond what the government recommended.