Case Results: Probation. Client decided to cooperate with federal authorities with hopes of receiving a sentence reduction. Client testified truthfully as a government witness. As a result, the government reduced client’s charges, waived the mandatory minimum, and filed a 5k1.1 motion for sentence reduction on our client’s behalf. Client received a federal probation sentence.
Case Results: 18-level 5k1.1 and rule 35 downward departure and 851 enhancement withdrawn. Our client’s sentence went from a PSR projected 22-year guideline sentence to serving just over 4 years. Our client was indicted as part of multiple year, multiple member drug trafficking conspiracy. Given a realistic analysis of the evidence and odds of getting the case dismissed based upon attorney Tim Bower Rodriguez’s experience, our client decided to cooperate with the federal government on his own case plus provide information and testimony on three other unrelated cases. In exchange, the government agreed to withdraw the requirement of a 20 year mandatory minimum sentence pursuant to 21 USC 851, moved the Court for a 5k1.1 motion for sentence reduction, and two subsequent rule 35 motions based upon his or her continued cooperation and substantial assistance to authorities even after imprisonment.
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