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Sentencing Memorandum

My lawyer provided me a copy of the Sentencing Memorandum he filed yesterday with the court, the purpose of which is to persuade my judge to impose a sentence lower than the range calculated by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. In … Continue reading

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The Flawed Progression of Child Pornography Sentencing Guidelines

In a previous entry, I wrote about the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for child pornography. Recently, I read a 2009 report written by federal public defender, Troy Stabenow, entitled, Deconstructing the Myth of Careful Study: A Primer on the Flawed Progression … Continue reading

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The Evaluation

I received a copy of the evaluation from my lawyer today. In addition to the therapist’s psychological assessment, the report delves into the research behind pedophilia and child pornography offenders. The evaluation consisted of an interview and several standardized tests … Continue reading

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Small Victory

I won a small victory yesterday. It’s not much and may not even affect my sentence, but it was important to me, personally. My lawyer called to tell me he received my evaluation from the psychotherapist, and the results were … Continue reading

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Guilty Plea

Sentencing is scheduled for next week, although my lawyer may have to file a continuance if he doesn’t receive the evaluation from my psychotherapist today. One part of me wishes I could postpone sentencing indefinitely and spend as much time … Continue reading

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