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Lawrence Jason Zimmerman

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

    Can some one please give me some advice on these two charges?whats the least years he's looking at?He's a level 32!We have a paid lawyer but I don't feel like he's any help to this case.We already put 20 thousand in to this lawyer.We are In need o...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    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.

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

    My boyfriend was released from federal prsion to a work release/halfway house het was sent back to custody for drinking what will be the outcome of this?

    Lawrence’s Answer

    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 were created supposedly for continuity throughout the U.S.

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