Advocacy In Action: Lessons From Our New York Times Article

How Courageous Decision-Making and Proactive Planning Can Lead To A Shorter Federal Prison Sentence.

From Hope to Strategy: Changing the Narrative in Federal Sentencing

This series draws inspiration from a comprehensive New York Times article by journalist Jack Hitt, who dedicated over 16 months to in-depth research, attending sentencings, and conducting interviews with individuals like Hugo Mejia and Stanley Benton and those who have chosen anonymity.

The overarching theme of this series emphasizes the critical nature of self-advocacy and strategic sentencing mitigation. This first video underscores the imperative for defendants to move beyond mere hope. Instead, it highlights the importance of documenting personal growth, understanding government stakeholders, and recognizing the limitations of relying solely on lawyers for effective mitigation.

How To Respond To A Target Letter or Government Investigation

In government investigations, people often focus on the wrong things. Hugo’s case is a prime example. Initially concerned about prison life, we refocused him on preparing for sentencing.

Effective sentence mitigation starts upon indictment or receiving a target letter. It requires honesty, understanding the government’s perspective, and taking responsibility. Our process, exemplified by Hugo, involves changing the government’s version of events.

Hugo’s proactive efforts, including community service and education, reduced his 57-month recommendation to 36 months, with just ten months served. His case proves the power of personal advocacy.

Learn what strategies and ideas defendants use to succeed! Feel free to schedule a time and let us take away any confusion out of preparing for sentencing.