February 17, 2006
An ever growing list of mitigating factors
Attorney Michael Levine has long assembled mitigating claims developed in the federal guideline system in a mega-resource that, pre-Booker, had been entitled "88 Easy Departures." As detailed in posts here and here, the initial post-Booker updated version of this resource was re-titled "108 Easy Mitigating Factors" (and that document through November 2005 can be accessed at this link).
I have now heard from Michael that, unsurprisingly, the number of mitigating factors continues to grow after Booker:
I'm up to 128 and counting. Here's the latest table of contents [available below]. The whole work is up to 90 pages now. Anyone who wants the magnum opus can contact me directly at this e-mail. I'm now charging $50 for the latest update for private lawyers. Its free for federal public and community defenders.
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How much is it for federal prosecutors?
Posted by: RL Swainston | Feb 17, 2006 2:48:18 PM
Posted by: Doug B. | Feb 17, 2006 3:12:30 PM
Good thing we're all so wealthy. Even so, I think I'll just use the GJ process to get one from the federal defenders...!
BTW: I saw something interesting yesterday. Not my case, but while I was in court I witnessed a child sex asslt sentencing (def took 15 yr old to Mexico to have sex w/ her) and observed the very eloquent mother of the girl in her victim statement tell the judge that he was not bound by the guidelines and, therefore could max the def out to 30 years. It was compelling stuff, but the judge ended up giving 71 mos on a 46 mos GL case. Wow...even victims are aware of Booker.
Posted by: RL Swainston | Feb 18, 2006 12:03:56 AM
I am an attorney in Michigan who has practiced
less than 2 years. I only take court
appointments involving Misdemeanors and
Felonies under 5 years.
Posted by: Colleen Davis | Sep 28, 2006 10:16:36 AM
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