I'm Facing Federal ChargesBusted by the Feds tells it like it is, and that's what you need if you are facing prosecution.
Whether you are the defendant reading this or a family member of a defendant, you will know that facing federal charges, especially for the first time, is a frightening and bewildering affair. Busted by The Feds has been written especially with you in mind. It has been written in plain language so that even without any legal training you will get the information you need to protect your rights, select an honest attorney, and assist him to build the best possible defense for you.
Busted is honest and frank; yet conveys critical information in a captivating way. It explains in detail, in plain language, how the federal sentencing guidelines work, how to get the best plea-agreements, how and why a defendant should retain the best defense attorney he can, and why a good attorney's fees are justified. Busted also describes, in plain language, how defendants can protect themselves against those attorneys whose primary interest is in the quick buck, regardless of the cost to their clients. It explains what they do, why they do it, and how defendants can protect themselves against them.
This book will guide you through the maze of sentencing guidelines with easy to read tables like the one shown. It will explain attorneys, bail, plea bargains, negotiable items, all the tricks and traps you will face and much more. It even covers all you need to know about going to prison and what you can do from there if you want to mount an appeal or file a motion before the courts.
For over 20 years the author of Busted helped thousands of defendants or inmates facing the courts and prison systems. His experience is recorded on every page in plain language that tells it like it is. Topics covered include:
- Sentencing Guidelines
- Hiring Defense Attorneys
- Court-appointed Attorneys
- Bail and Pretrial Detention
- Plea-bargaining Strategies
- 5K1.1 Letters
- Female Defendants
- Fines and Assessments
- Immigration and Deportation
- Supervised Release
- Criminal History Categories
- What Prison Will You Go To?
- Preparing for Prison
- Advantageous P.S.I. Reports
- Multiple-Count Sentencing
- Appeals and Writs
- The Safety Valve
Part II of Busted by The Feds is concerned in its entirety (50 pages) with the whole experience of going to prison. The information is vast and detailed, yet easy for anyone to understand. It explains:
- General information about the Bureau of Prisons and Doing Time
- How to determine which prison you are likely to go to
- Probation and supervised release
- Collateral consequences
- Immigration and deportation implications
- Going to Prison and Your Legal Papers
Busted also explains how to start the process of appealing against your conviction. There are also chapters on good conduct time, early release and probation, and the special rules that make it possible for some minor drug offenders to get an extra year off of their prison time.
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