Lawrence Jason Zimmerman’s Answers

Lawrence Jason Zimmerman

Atlanta Federal Crime Lawyer.

Contributor Level 5
  1. I need some advice please.My brother in law was arrested by FBI for Distribution of rock cocaine and two guns!

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Lawrence Jason Zimmerman
    2. Theodore W. Robinson
    2 lawyer answers

    I would love to answer the question, but more information is needed. Wtih two guns and cocaine there are a lot of issues going on here. How much cocaine? What is his record like? Is he a convicted felon? He is looking at two levels for the firearm under the guidelines and no safety valve benefit if the gun was possessed by him or possibly some other co-conspirator. Without an amount of cocaine in the question, or more detail, I cannot give you a concise answer.

  2. If someone is on federal probation and gets in trouble for drinking what will happen.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2. Steven Glenn Shapiro
    3. Lawrence Jason Zimmerman
    4. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    4 lawyer answers

    Typically, a detention hearing will be held to determine whether he can remain on recognizance awaiting a revocation hearing. The district court will set a court date and the p.o. will submit the person's PSR to the court again with a recommended guideline range based on the violation. I haven't seen a scenario where someone remains incarcerated for an extended period of time for just drinking without a new criminal charge. But, I am not in your district in Washington; however, the guidelines...