Federal sentencing is difficult. There is a lot that goes into it. It requires careful study of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and arguments about when they should and should not be imposed along with whether or not whether variant sentences or departures are appropriate.
Today in the United States District Court in the District of Maine, Attorney Tim Zerillo represented an individual who plead guilty to the crime of Access with Intent to View Child Pornography. That crime put the Client's Federal Sentencing Guideline Range at 74-87 months in custody. Attorney Zerillo's presentation, which the Federal Judge referred to as "excellent," resulted in a 24 month sentence.
Sentencing is often tough on not only the defendant but also the defendant's family. In this case, with a lot of effort, we were able to achieve a sentence that was 50 months (over 4 years) lower than the Guideline Sentence.
To hear more about out White Collar Criminal Defense practice, feel free to email Tim Zerillo at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the office at 207.228.1139.