Federal Sentencing Resources
Federal sentencing guidelines can be quite complex. At O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, in Tampa, Florida, our lawyers can better help you understand them, so you know what is at stake for you if you are found guilty at trial.
Our attorneys have handled hundreds of federal cases throughout our careers, and have a deep understanding for sentencing enhancements, changes in the law and mandatory minimum sentences. This knowledge can be used to help you determine the best way forward with your case, whether that is at trial or in plea negotiations.
“He went from 16 to 17 years to nothing”, Tampa federal defense attorney Mark J. O’Brien said of the time his client would spend behind bars after a jury acquitted his client in federal criminal court.
– Orlando Sentinel
Please consult the following list of links to learn more about certain topics:
- Introduction to Federal Criminal Court
- An analysis of federal sentencing guidelines and the federal sentencing table and revocation table
- How the federal government calculates your criminal history category
- An analysis of federal pretrial release laws
- Federal Crack Cocaine Sentencing Reform – Analysis
- Federal Narcotic Mandatory Minimum Sentences and an analysis
- The Ramos-Compean Justice Act of 2009 regarding federal mandatory minimum sentences for crack-related crimes
- Federal drug quantity table
- An analysis of the federal Prison Residential Drug Abuse Program
- The immigration consequences of a federal criminal conviction
- Definitions and an analysis of the federal career offender designation
- Federal laws regarding possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and using a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime
- The federal Armed Career Offender Act and an analysis of the law
- An analysis of acceptance of responsibility when facing federal charges, which could lead to reduced charges
- Federal role in the offense, which could also lead to reduced charges depending on your role in the alleged crime
- The Federal Safety Valve, which can lead to sentences less than the mandatory minimums, depending on certain factors
- Federal substantial assistance, which could lead to a reduced sentence for helping in an investigation
- A guide to probation and supervised release violations
Also, please consult with this list of important federal criminal addresses and telephone numbers to get in contact with courts and detention centers.