FOX News is Reporting – Justice Department to release 6,000 inmates from federal prisons beginning Oct. 30
“The Justice Department will release some 6,000 inmates from federal prisons beginning at the end of the month as part of new sentencing guidelines for drug crimes established last year, a federal law enforcement official confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.”
Once you have already been convicted of a crime, it might be a challenge to reduce this sentence and make it so that you will not have to serve the complete sentence. Luckily, an appeal can be very helpful to you especially if you were somehow wronged by the court or if you have had an ineffective counsel when you were previously sentenced. This can help cut years off of your sentence.
In one of the cases that the NLPA recently worked on, the NLPA recommended that the counsel ask for the sentence to be vacated due to a violation of due process. In this case, the sentence was eventually reduced by 20 years. Similar cases to this one can result in significant changes in a sentence and early release from federal prison for some individuals.
If you have been imprisoned for a federal crime, you might be looking at your long sentence thinking that there is no relief in sight. In fact, you might have a wide range of different options available that could reduce your sentence and give you some substantial relief. The only way to know for sure is to consult professionals that might be able to look over the case and provide you with options.
There are many legal businesses that will be able to look at your case very carefully and determine whether early release from federal prison might be possible for you. This is not always possible in every case, but there are often substantial ways to provide people who have been convicted of a federal crime with some relief. If your case might be one, you should really look into it.
The news has just come out that the United States has reduced the sentencing guidelines for crimes that involve federal drug trafficking. This means good things for those who have yet to be sentenced, but it is also positive for those serving time on drug trafficking charges right now. These individuals are going to be able to appeal to have their time in prison reduced.
On average, those who have been convicted may be able to have their sentences reduced by 25 months. That is a lot of time spent in jail that will be spent free if you just appeal the charges. For many prisoners this means early release from federal prison and a new chance at life much sooner than they probably expected. It is also saving tax dollars which is a big plus.
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.
Anyone who has a family member serving time in federal prison is interested in looking into ways of helping that individual secure an early release from federal prison. National Legal Professional Associates (NLPA) has for the past twenty-six years assisted defendants and their family members in accomplishing this objective. A defendant can secure an early release from federal prison in many different ways:
(1) He can file an appeal in which he pursues a reduction of his sentence or overturning his conviction;
(2) He can pursue a post-conviction motion in which he raises issues such as new evidence and ineffective assistance of counsel in order to secure an early release from federal prison;
(3) He can file a petition for clemency or for compassionate release as a way of receiving an early release from federal prison citing family member circumstances and other mitigating factors that could serve as a basis of reducing his time in prison;
(4) If the defendant is eligible for consideration for parole, he can file a petition with the United States Parole Commission requesting early release from federal prison on parole.
National Legal Professional Associates can assist a defendant and his attorney in the preparation of all of the above. If a defendant needs a new lawyer to represent him and to file the petitions that National Legal Professional Associates’ researchers will prepare, NLPA can also provide references for attorneys who will be happy to represent a defendant at a reduced price since NLPA’s researchers are preparing the petition to be filed.