My cousin plead guilty in a NJ Federal court to a minor roll in a wire fraud case regarding mortgages. Upon doing some research, it was found that according to 18 U.S.C Section 3561(a)(1) and .S.S.G Section 5B1.1(b)(1), a Class B felon is not eligible for probation at sentencing. Does this mean there's absolutely no way the judge can/will grant her probation as opposed to jail time?
A judge could possibly still impose probation for a really minor role. What's his lawyer say about it?
As my colleague mentioned, a judge could still impose probation. You should field all questions to his attorney as your cousin is paying good money for representation.
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