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What are the Sentencing Guidelines in Texas Federal Courts?

What are Sentencing Guidelines?

Sentencing guidelines are a set of rules and recommendations that outline the appropriate range of penalties for various criminal offenses. These guidelines serve as a framework for judges to determine the severity of punishment based on factors such as the nature of the crime, the defendant’s criminal history, and mitigating or aggravating circumstances.

Understanding the sentencing guidelines in Federal Courts is crucial when facing criminal charges. As experienced criminal defense lawyers at Gallian Firm in Dallas, we recognize the significance of these guidelines and the impact they can have on the outcome of a case.

Application of Sentencing Guidelines

When determining a sentence, federal judges in Texas consider several factors, including the severity of the offense, the defendant’s criminal history, any aggravating or mitigating circumstances, and the recommendations provided by the sentencing guidelines. Judges have the authority to deviate from these guidelines if they believe that a departure is warranted based on the circumstances of the case.

We Provide Aggressive Defense Against Strict Sentencing Guidelines

As defense attorneys, our goal is to aggressively advocate for our clients and ensure that strict sentencing guidelines are not blindly followed. We employ various strategies to challenge the prosecution’s case and mitigate potential penalties, especially in cases involving crimes such as fraud, domestic violence, assault, and drug offenses.

We Challenge Sentencing Guidelines for Fraud Cases

In cases of fraud, we may challenge the evidence presented by the prosecution, question the credibility of witnesses, and explore alternative explanations for the alleged conduct. By highlighting any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, we can seek to minimize the severity of penalties imposed.  Our lawyers at Gallian Firm have a reputation for successfully challenging sentencing guidelines for fraud

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Sentencing Guidelines for Drug Crimes

For drug offenses, we explore potential legal defenses, such as unlawful search and seizure or entrapment, to challenge the validity of the drug charges. Additionally, we advocate for alternative sentencing options, such as drug rehabilitation programs or probation, to address addiction issues and promote rehabilitation rather than punishment.

Contact Gallian Firm for a Free Consultation

If you have been charged with a crime in Texas, it’s essential to seek legal representation immediately. Contact our attorneys at Gallian Firm for a free consultation and case review. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers in Dallas are here to fight for your rights and help you navigate the complexities of the legal system. Call us now at 214-432-8860 to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward protecting your future.

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