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Old 12-16-2006, 09:45 AM
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After four years of absolute hell and fear I have finally plead. I am now awaiting sentencing and I am very scared. I have three children and am overwhelmed with guilt how this will forever alter my kids life.


I plead to 24-27 months and am waiting for my probation officer to do her thing and get that report . She took an immediate dislike for me the day of the plea.

My daughter is 4 and hopefully her grandparents will care for her when I am gone. The probation officer told me you just plead so don't you think you should already have arrangements for the care of your daughter. Considering her grand father is in his 80's and has cancer and her grandmother is in her 70's and not of the best health I decide not to tell them until I am actually sentenced. The past 4 years dealing with the Feds has just destroyed me I surely am not going to put my daughters grandparents in that position until I have to. So I did not start of on good terms with probation.

Any advice on probation, being in prison would be appreciated.
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Old 12-16-2006, 01:24 PM
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When you make a plea the government will sometimes recommend a certain percentage of the guideline range. Your guideline range is 24-27. For example, the prosecution will recommend the lower 25% of the applicable guideline range. That would be 24 months in your case. The judge still will rule how he feels is the most appropriate. 9 times out of 10 the judge WILL render a sentence in the guideline unless there are aggravating or mitigating factors which warrant a departure. I had my hopes up, because I had learned the guidelines were only advisory. Most judges are stilling sentencing within the guidelines. The probation officer was merely making a recommendation. I know it sounded kind of harsh, but it is reality. Also Zone C of the sentencing guidelines does not authorize probation. I know that you are very stressed out, but compassion is not what we receive when dealing with the feds. To them it is just another conviction and business as usual. I pray for everyone who has to go through this. It only makes you stronger, and you and your family will get through it.I hope this helped out.

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