We Prepare You to Get a Shorter Sentence
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Learn exactly what to write to your sentencing Judge to earn the shortest sentence possible.
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Four Points to a Shorter Sentence
In the spring of 2018, Dr. Phil wanted to get some information on how people could prepare for sentencing. He called our team. I spoke with him about four points anyone could take to position themselves for a lower sentence:
- A person should show the judge that he or she identifies with victims.
- A person should reveal what he or she has learned from the experience.
- A person should identify steps that he or she is taking to make things right.
- A person should build a mitigation case, showing the value he or she brings to the broader community.
It’s not always easy to articulate these points. Our team helps people when they want to work toward getting the shortest sentence possible.
Don’t Live in Denial
I didn’t understand the complexities of a criminal charge. As a result, I made things worse for myself at the start of my experience. Learn how to choose a path that will influence possibilities for leniency:
- Be truthful when speaking with your defense attorney.
- You don’t have to talk with law-enforcement officers, but if you do, make sure you’re truthful.
- Learn more about the possibilities of obstruction of justice—as a sentencing enhancement, or as a new criminal charge.
Run, Don’t Walk!
If you’re truly interested in positioning yourself for the lowest possible sentence, or the earliest possible release date, then work toward cutting the best possible deal, at the soonest possible time.
- Prosecutors give the best deal to the people who come first.
- Prosecutors support those who show genuine remorse.
- The judge will look favorably upon those who accept responsibility early.
Understand the Triangle
When positioning yourself for the best possible outcome, make sure you’re thinking about the criminal charge from the position of stakeholders—and not your perspective:
- Describe the pressure you felt and how it led you into this behavior, and what you’ve learned from the process.
- Describe how you saw an opportunity to relieve the pressure you felt, and what you’ve been doing to make things right.
- Describe how you once rationalized your actions, and why your judge can feel confident that you’ve atoned.