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We investigate to provide the sentencing court with characteristics of the defendant, childhood trauma, poverty, any circumstances that may have impacted their growth and development or any crisis that may have come about in their past.
And, we also offer unbundles services, last minute pleadings for situations which may rise after counsel has left the case.
This assistance may be in the form of pre-plea consulting, research assistance, and assist with composing alternate presentence reports, sentencing memorandum for clients. We also assist with objections to the presentence report for clients who are seeking in mitigation to lessen the impact of the federal sentencing guidelines on the term the court may impose.
Because Mitigation in the beginning stages of the proceedings is still a niche industry,
the majority of defense attorneys don’t realize that mitigation reports in anticipation of sentencing can be a vital part of sentencing.Federal cases address the statutory sentencing factors enumerated in §3553(a). Presentation of artful expositions of mitigating factors in a client’s personal profile or offense conduct; challenges to the assumptions underlying the guidelines as applied to a particular client; articulating how the statutory objectives of sentencing would be achieved by a non-guidelines sentence; and helping the District Court frame a non-frivolous rationale for leniency.
The mitigation specialist is someone who teams with defense counsel to provide supportive research and significant documented history of the defendant.in relation to obtaining a lower term at sentencing strategy.
This is extremely significant in the federal arena because of the impact the sentencing guidelines can have on the term the defendant is facing. In an effort to humanize the defendant in the eyes of the court and present grounds for a lower sentence, mitigation experts identify grounds for departure/variances as sanctioned by the guidelines.
Our professionally prepared Mitigation Report addresses your personal mitigating factors. It can make the difference in you receiving a reduced sentence. It is a document that presents you as a person, not just another defendant. If you are relying on your pre-sentence report to do this, you are making a huge mistake.
In the criminal justice system, the sentencing segment of the process is of great importance as opportunities may exist to improve the sentence that is handed down by the court. Opportunities for mitigation may also exist afterward if the sentence is not appropriate under the guidelines. We know how to fully examine and look for these opportunities.