Federal Sentencing Bias
Since the landmark case of United States v. Booker (2005) that, among other things, increased the range of factors that a Federal Court may consider at sentencing, it is incumbent upon the federal practitioner not to address inherent issues of racial or gender bias when representing a criminal defendant in Federal Court. These types of biases are often “baked into” the process from arrest to prosecutorial discretion and need to be addressed from the moment an indictment is filed in a criminal case.
Federal practitioners need to be aware of bias issues when preparing their defenses, presenting evidence at trial, and representing the defendant at sentencing. Understanding how to handle bias issues is, in many cases, as vital a component of representing a criminal defendant in Federal Court as any legal argument you intend to make. At Schwam-Wilcox & Associates, we have attorneys experienced in handling federal criminal matters who understand that no stone should be left unturned in your representation. When you’re going through your worst, we are at our best! For more information on your federal criminal case please contact the law firm of Schwam-Wilcox & Associates, by calling 407-245-7700, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the website at www.cbswlaw.com.