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Maximizing Benefit of Client’s Cooperation with Government

More defendants find themselves cooperating with the government in an effort to reduce their sentences. I have learned that judges always seek evidence that a defendant has had a “change of heart” that has generated “genuine remorse,” and is highly unlikely to re-offend. The key here is to determine whether the client is unlikely to reoffend.

Defendants who are willing to put their lives and safety, as well as the lives and safety of their families, at risk by providing truthful information to the government, earn whatever reduction in sentence they get.

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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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