Chris Allen Houghtaling’s Answers

Chris Allen Houghtaling

Muskegon Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 4
  1. Federal charge of aggravated identity theft and recieving government funds, 5k letter and downward departure from level 16 to 13

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. Stephen F Wallace
    4. Chris Allen Houghtaling
    4 lawyer answers

    A 5K1.1. Motion on your behalf by the government for providing substantial assistance that is granted by the court, will relieve the court of imposing the mandatory minimum 24 month consecutive sentence for Aggravate Identity Theft . The Court will have discretion to impose a sentence consistent with the 3553 factors.

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  2. My boyfriend was charged with conspiracy with armed robbey.what are the penalties?and what are the chances of it getting dismmis

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Bonnor E. Hudson III
    2. Steven Paul Berne
    3. Chris Allen Houghtaling
    3 lawyer answers

    Every case is fact specific. In Federal criminal matters the District Court is required to consult the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. The Sentencing Guidelines take into consideration the Defendant's Criminal History, and Offense Variables relating to the charged offense. Once these issues have been determined, the guidelines would provide an advisory sentencing range. provided to the District Court. A US District Court Judge has very broad discretion in determining an appropriate sentence....

  3. I wanted to write a letter to the judge in divorce case i will make copies n give to everyone if i need too

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    3. Karen Suzette Lindholdt
    4. Christine C McCall
    5. Chris Allen Houghtaling
    5 lawyer answers

    My experience is that your letter will not be read by the Judge and will be intercepted by the Court staff. The Judge's assistant will write you a polite letter explaining this procedure to you. I would encourage you to seek legal counsel to ensure the facts are known to the Court.