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Federal Sentencing Explained

Criminal defendants don’t always have a good defense.  In these cases, and even in some cases where there is a viable defense, defendants often decide to enter into a plea agreement with the government in order to get a better sentence than they would if they went to trial and lost.  In federal court, especially,…

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Avoiding A Federal Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentence

If you are charged with a federal drug offense, even if it is your first offense, you could be facing a mandatory minimum prison sentence.  This means that the judge has no choice but to sentence you to a minimum term of imprisonment.  Whether a mandatory minimum sentence applies depends on the specific crime charged,…

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