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  • Is there a way to find out the plea deals taken by co defendants in a federal case?

    When a plea deal is accepted by codefendants in a federal case, would the other codefendant's lawyer know the general terms of the deal? Would they know at least the sentencing guidelines agreed to or other general terms of the agreement? Is there...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Yes, the filed plea agreements are available online to anyone, on the PACER service.

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  • Been summoned by state attorney to appear before grand jury as a witness

    friend asked me to deposit 2 checks in my business account so his wife did not no he was withdrawing out to pay gambling loan 9900 and 9900 he had me do that once a month for 4 months now 4 years later irs is at my door

    Timothy’s Answer

    Contact a criminal defense attorney in your area immediately, and discuss your situation in private with that person. Do not post any more details on this public forum.

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  • Charge possion with intent. Meth. 1.75grms dec. 7.2012

    Judge gave me 30 days detox in federal holding then 90days rehab .I didn't get indicted till middle of jan.then on feb. 20, lerned that a c.I. had made purchases and bumped 1.75to 13 grms. Now guidelines changedfro 0-6 mons to 30-37. I was an ovio...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Yes, the best thing to do right now is seek out an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer. If you already have a lawyer, you need to talk to him and her about all your options. Best of luck.

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  • Is possession of a firearm doing a drug taffic crime consinder a violent crime in the federal jail

    My husband was changer with having a gun doing a drug taffic crime want to know if it consinder a non violent crime or violent

    Timothy’s Answer

    The federal Bureau of Prisons considers that a violent crime, unfortunately, so it will affect a defendant's prison points.

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  • Charge with drug conspiracy with intent to sell over a communications device facing life from 2 prior convictions ,will coopera

    Will cooperation help in a plea/sentencing to get The mandatory sentence reduced?

    Timothy’s Answer

    It can, but it is a very delicate situation. If a person decides to cooperate, there is never a guarantee that it will lead to a downward departure motion from the government or to much of a reduction of a sentence. But, in the right case, it can lead to significant time off the sentence. You should discuss all your options with your attorney and not online, and if you don't have an attorney, you should look for a federal criminal defense lawyer very experienced in this type of situation in your federal district.

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  • Why is the bankruptcy laws so confusing and the law is wrote in Latin?

    Why doesn't the courts use English in legal docs instead of confusing wording and Latin here and there? It seems that even attorneys and Judges can barely understand this and it causes a complete waste of time in our legal system that seems to be...

    Timothy’s Answer

    I empathize with your sentiments about the often confusing nature of our legal system. Your thoughts really emphasize why it is so important to hire a lawyer who understands the law, the courts, and the nuances of the system, whether in bankruptcy court or some other area of the law. If you are dealing with a bankruptcy matter, I encourage you to talk with your lawyer about your questions, or if you do not have a lawyer, to look into hire one to help you with your situation. Best of luck.

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  • If i am charged with consperacy to distribute and they dont not have a narcotic just phone tapes does that count when sentencing

    occures will the weight count ?

    Timothy’s Answer

    They don't necessarily need to have the actual drugs -- witness statements and statements on phone calls can be enough to prove weight issues. You can call if you have further questions on your situation.

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  • Can I move to another city to live with my girlfriend?

    I have been on federal probation for 3 months and have complied and met every obligation to probation. I have a girlfriend who lives in Fort Worth, Tx and I live in Del Rio, Tx in another judicial district. She is the love of my life. She's never ...

    Timothy’s Answer

    You should contact the lawyer who handled your underlying case, or else contact the federal public defender's office for your district. They may be able to advise you on this and advocate on your behalf. Good luck.

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  • PSR & Sentencing Federal Case

    Through the use of CJA funds could I hire a sentencing specialist to help humanize me to throughout the psr, and sentencing process? For example, a forensic social worker with a background in psychiatric social work is better able to recognize whe...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Yes, you can request funds for such sentencing mitigation specialists. You should talk with your CJA attorney (or your CJA coordinator, if you are the CJA attorney) about this issue.

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  • Variance federal system?

    What is Variance ? Do you request Variance at/before sentencing ? How does it help?

    Timothy’s Answer

    In addition to what my colleague explained, a variance is requested under 18 USC Section 3553(a). The ability to directly argue for a variance can be waived, and some US Attorney's offices request such a waiver routinely, so it can vary by jurisdiction. Finally, a variance is separate from a motion for a downward departure, which also can be made under certain circumstances.

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