At the Law Offices of Vadim A. Glozman, we pride ourselves on the work we do to secure the lightest possible sentences for our clients that have been convicted of a federal crime. We have been praised for our ability in arguing for lenient sentences for our clients, where we are able to show that it is the whole person, not just their description contained in the four corners of an indictment, that must be considered—that is at the heart of our work.
Federal sentencing is much different and more complex than state sentencing. It is governed by the United States Sentencing Guidelines (USSG) which essentially are a complex set of rules aimed at establishing uniform standards for federal judges to consider when determining what sentence should be imposed on a person convicted of a federal crime. The USSG also contains many opportunities to argue for a sentence lower than what is called for by the sentencing guidelines.
The Law Offices of Vadim A. Glozman have been exceptionally effective and successful in arguing what sentencing guidelines apply or do not apply when calculating a person’s sentencing guideline range. We have been able to convince judges not to apply guidelines that would aggravate the sentence and to apply guidelines that would mitigate the sentence.
Because federal sentencing guidelines are advisory and not mandatory, there is a real art of advocacy that goes into both the sentencing submissions and arguments made to judges. There are certain sentencing factors contained in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), also known as the “parsimony provision,” as well as downward departures and variances, that must be thoroughly considered by judges before a sentence is imposed.
The work for getting the most lenient sentence possible begins when negotiating a plea agreement with the government. Many times, the government will not agree with the sentencing guidelines we believe apply to our clients. It is important to structure the plea agreement in a way that will give you the most opportunities to make arguments for a lower sentence.
The Law Offices of Vadim A. Glozman have also been hired after a person has been found guilty at trial and is in need of an attorney to try to mitigate their sentence as much as possible. In these situations, we have been successful in using the facts brought out during trial to argue against guideline enhancements being sought by the prosecutor and obtaining a sentence below the guideline range.
The unfortunate truth of our criminal justice system is that most individuals charged with a federal crime get sentenced. It is important to have an attorney fighting for you who is well-versed in federal sentencing laws and procedures to ensure that you end up with the most lenient sentence permissible under the law. Contact the Law Offices of Vadim A. Glozman to see how we can help make sure you spend the least amount of time away from your family as possible.
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