Prison Tips

Oct

Statement Of Reasons Trumps Erroneous Presentence Report

Have you ever encountered sentencing judges reluctant to direct the probation officer to make corrections to errors in the final Presentence Investigation Report? The same thing—and sometimes with even better results—can be accomplished by asking the judge to issue a Statement of Reasons.

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About Alan Ellis
Alan Ellis is a criminal defense lawyer with offices in San Francisco and New York, with 50 years of experience as a practicing lawyer, law professor and federal law clerk. He is a nationally recognized authority in the fields of federal plea bargaining, sentencing, prison matters, appeals, habeas corpus 2255 motions and international criminal law.

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