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Judgment

My lawyer sent me a copy of the Judgment today. The seven-page document is a summary of my sentence and includes the length of my imprisonment, conditions of supervised release, and any imposed monetary fines. I was sentenced to a … Continue reading

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The Sentence

I asked my brother that morning if he thought the weather was indicative of the punishment that lie ahead. It certainly was a fitting backdrop. The sky was solid gray and the threat of rain was imminent. When we arrived … Continue reading

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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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Final Session

Yesterday was my third and final visit with the psychotherapist. At the end of our session, he said he had collected enough information for his evaluation and would have a report delivered to my lawyer within a day or two. … Continue reading

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Misquoted

During my interview with the FBI, I expressed remorse and admitted that child pornography is inappropriate. I also explained that while I think it’s normal for adults to be sexually attracted to minors, I do not condone having sex with … Continue reading

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Guidelines

I had trouble sleeping as usual, so I thought I’d write. A few days ago, I braved the snow and ice to meet with my lawyer and go over the presentence report. A presentence report is prepared by a parole … Continue reading

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