Federal prisons are often overpopulated because the number of people who are charged and sentenced with federal crimes continues to grow. To fight overpopulation of prisons the federal government often offers reduced sentences to convicts who meet certain qualifications. People with extenuating circumstances or those convicted of crimes which now have a lower penalty are good candidates.
To secure early release from federal prison inmates need to consult a legal council who can help them with the process. Providing evidence of the inmate’s good behavior and lack of threat to society can often help make the case. For many inmates, early release can be a second chance at life that they may have lost hope of getting when they were convicted.
If you are a foreign national who is serving time in a U.S. prison, you might be far from home. It is unlikely that you’ll be able to see your family like other prisoners because they’re not in the local area. Of course, there are steps that you can take to work on being deported back to your home country even before you have finished serving the entirety of your sentence.
There are many pieces of paperwork that need to be filled out to help you obtain deportation. There are specific procedures in place to get your home country and the United States to approve a transfer. NLPA can help you understand the deportation process and help you and your lawyer prepare all of the necessary documents to submit an application for deportation.
After you have been found guilty and sentenced, you might think that you have no further way of reducing your sentence. In fact, in our court system every person involved in a legal case has the right to an appeal. This means that even once you have been sentenced there is hope that the guilty verdict could be overturned or that your sentence could be reduced.
Usually, criminal appeals are a chance for the defendant to provide more evidence or show that their case was somehow mishandled. It is important that you understand your options in regard to an appeal and go into an appeal prepared. Having a good understanding of appeals and a legal team that can help you with your appeal can help you get your sentence reduced.