U.S. v. George

Memorandum in Support of Sentencing


This is a sentencing memo for a defendant convicted of a crack cocaine conspiracy. My client (pseudonymous here) was facing a five-year statutory minimum and a 41-month guidelines minimum, but a 5K1. The guidelines are irrelevant to justice, so I ignored them, arguing instead that in light of defendant's horrid childhood and his long history of law-abiding behavior, the court should recognize its inability to assess what the defendant deserved, and should therefore err on the side of mercy.

I was able to make the point; my client got time served (three days?) and four years' supervised release where other cooperating defendants whom the government described as less culpable got a year or more in prison.

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Reference Info:Legal Memoranda: Post-Trial Motions | Federal, 5th Circuit, Texas | United States

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