This blog reviews the sentencing commission’s new JSIN database which allows attorneys to review national sentencing facts for particular criminal offenses.
This post looks at the 2004 appellate victory in the Andrea Yates case that allowed for her 2006 retrial and not guilty by reason of insanity verdict.
This post looks into the procedural and practical requirements to effectively expand the appelalte record through a motion for new trial.
The right to appeal is important to ensure fair trials across the United States. This blog breaks down the direct appeal process in the State of Texas, and provides strategies for certain key moments in the appellate process.
The guideline range is the starting point for sentencing a criminal defendant. However, there are multiple avenues at a defense attorneys disposal to argue for a sentence below the recommended range. This article examines the commonly used tactics to get the least severe sentence for a federal client.
In 1987, the United States Congress passed the first sentencing guidelines to end the sentencing disparity seen throughout the federal system. These guidelines stripped the district court of most of their discretion in sentencing federal criminal defendants. This post looks at the 2016 Sentencing Guidelines with a focus on criminal tax and child pornography cases.