If you have provided substantial assistance to the government in the prosecution of another person who has committed an offense, you are in most cases eligible for a reduction of your sentence below the mandatory minimum in your own case and below what other non-cooperating parties would not receive. Careful negotiation at the outset of a case and close monitoring of the sentencing process by an expert are vital to ensuring that you are given every sentencing benefit that is due to you.
5k1.1 motions, like rule 35 cooperation motions, can only be filed by the federal prosecutor in your case. The key to persuading a federal agent to get on board with and to negotiating with a federal prosecutor to file a motion and to actually obtaining a sentence reduction from the court – whether it is pre-sentencing or post-sentencing – is effectively organizing cooperation information for the federal agents and the federal prosecutors and not simply passing on as much information as possible. Your federal defense attorney and his legal team, which should include former police detectives as does ours, will play a major role in gathering, organizing, proposing, brokering and arguing a sentence reduction motion.
Tim Bower Rodriguez has spent many years advising clients on the intricacies of cooperating with government investigations, and has successfully negotiated many sentence reductions. As a former prosecutor, he also has experience on the other side of these agreements, and knows how to work with prosecutors to get you the best deal possible. Call today for help with your own case.
To view Federal USSG 5k1.1 Motion for Substantial Assistance & Cooperation case results, click here.