Consult and retain an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer ASAP. I suggest that any communication with the prosecution that is not via your attorney is extremely problematic. Safety Value is an important aspect of your potential sentencing. Again, your attorney should guide and advise you through this. Avvo is an important forum but does not and can not substitute for representation.
The likelihood of Detention us increased with non- citizens based in thier being, in theory, an increased flight risk. It is the task of the experienced federal criminal defense attorney to overcome this and argue that flight risk is not present based on other factors, such as significant family ties to the jurisdiction.
Obviously, the nature if the charges and the history if the particular Defendent will be very important to the court at the Detention hearing,
Consult and retain an...
Credibility is determined by the trier of fact, the judge in a bench trial or the jury in a jury trial. It is deteirminef based on the subjective observations and conclusions of said trier of fact. A change of "story" is but a single factor in the evaluation. Many other factors must be considered to answer your question with an answer it deserves. Good lawyers can "spin" the change of story and present it as a coming clean in a hostile emvironment.
An answer that is worthy of your question would require me or any other experienced criminal defense lawyer much more than the 4000 characters provided for in this forum. It requires a multifarious approach to defense that includes knowledge, extensive experience and a passion for criminal defense that regrettably only a small number of attorneys have.
It includes a review of the documents, as you suggest, and a thorough investigation of not only the accuser and their family, friends, etc.,...
Yes, but more info is needed. Legal analysis is not simple math(2+2=4). Generalized questions can only yield a speculative answer. Then the questioner attempts to apply the speculation to their specific matter. Consultation with a seasoned criminal defense attorney is the best approach.
Asking, "How much federal time," is not an easy question.
This is yet another example that what appears to be a relatively straight forward question is not simple to answer unless ALL the facts and an actual (not a paraphrasing) review of the court record is conducted by an experienced federal criminal defense attorney.
The first part of a complete analysts is reviewing the government's investigation. This must be followed by the defense investigation of the events that tests the...
The PACER system for the federal district in question will allow you access to the court records. One or more of the minute entries will contain sentencing information. If you just want to read it go to PACER. If you want to understand it and it's ramifications then go to an experienced federal criminal defense attorney.
Child porn is a crime dujour. Federal, State and local law enforcement have created task forces that focus on the possession, distribution and production of child pornography.
Depending on whether the charges are federal or state the sentence can range from probation, to mandatory minimums of 5, 10 & 20years in prison, to life in prison.
Only experienced attorneys who have practiced in this area should be used.
My firm has been representing persons accused of child porn for several...