New York City Federal Sentencing Lawyer

While all federal criminal cases contain elements of complexity, it is in the sentencing phase of the trial where federal cases require an attorney who fully understands the complexity and ambiguity presented by the application of the federal sentencing guidelines, case law, and Section 3553(a) of Title 18 of the United States Code.  At the Law Office of Michael K. Bachrach our firm represents individuals who have been convicted of a federal crime and are facing a range of punishment.  Our understanding of federal sentencing allows us to develop arguments that best serve our clients, particularly in light of recent Supreme Court cases that have ruled that the guidelines are no longer mandatory and are instead but one of several factors that a sentencing court must consider.

Our goal in any federal case is to minimize the federal sentence that is imposed. At our office, federal sentencing matters are handled by attorney Michael K. Bachrach. A highly respected and experienced lawyer, Mr. Bachrach is frequently called by other attorneys when dealing with the federal sentencing proceedings.

Federal Sentencing Guidelines become Discretionary
Since the Supreme Court’s decisions in Blakely v. Washington and United States v. Booker, and the Second Circuit’s en banc decision in United States v. Cavera, the federal sentencing guidelines are no longer treated as mandatory. Because they are now advisory, the judge must take them into consideration, but they do not dictate the sentence. More than ever, the terms of a sentence may be influenced by well-drafted arguments by counsel; you want an attorney experienced in handling the complex arguments necessary to obtain the best possible result in light of this new treatment of the federal sentencing guidelines.

Federal Sentencing Cases

Our firm handles the sentencing phase of a wide variety of white collar and non-white collar (violent crimes) federal criminal cases, including:

Tax fraud
Insurance fraud
Money laundering
Anti-trust matters
Murder (including capital defense)
Drug offense cases
Organized crime
Illegal gambling

The firm represents clients in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens and the Bronx, as well as Minnesota, Washington D.C. and Federal courts including the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, District of Vermont, District of Colorado, District of New Jersey, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.