Case Conclusion Date: May 18, 2010
Practice Area: Federal Crime
Outcome: Facing 45 years, sentenced to one year and one day
Description: Lt. Robert W. Hill, a retired member of the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, was charged with various criminal civil rights violations in Federal court for allegedly striking an inmate while on duty at the Fulton County Jail. Although Lt. Hill was convicted of all charges in the case following a five day jury trial and faced up to 45 years in prison, at sentencing the defense team presented mitigating evidence and legal arguments on behalf of Lt. Hill that convinced the judge to downwardly depart from the federal sentencing guidelines recommendation. Lt. Hill was sentenced to one year plus one day in custody, with no fine or restitution owed.