Attorneys who are inexperienced in federal criminal law may not know the importance of plea negotiations in federal criminal procedures. Many cases involve multiple charges, and a skilled, experienced negotiator can often obtain a plea agreement that dismisses charges and reduces the ultimate sentence. By contrast, depending on an attorney unfamiliar with federal plea negotiations may lead to a longer sentence or other excessive penalties.
The same goes for your attorney’s advocacy for you leading up to and at sentencing. In the federal sentencing system, the Court relies heavily upon a document entitled a Pre-sentence Investigation Report, which is prepared by the United States Probation Department and commonly referred to as the PSI or PSR. The reports often times contain mistakes and a federal judge may sentence a defendant incorrectly if the mistakes in the PSR go unchallenged and uncorrected at sentencing. An attorney with experience and focus on federal criminal law will prepare factual and legal objections prior to sentencing and effectively argue and present mitigation evidence to the judge at sentencing.
Tim Bower Rodriguez and his team are experienced and focused on federal plea negotiations and sentencing advocacy, and have the know-how to get you the best possible results.
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