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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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Wait and See

Sentencing is Wednesday of next week, and it feels as though I’ve reached the end of the road. Nothing more to see or do or experience. Last week, my boyfriend took time off work so we could spend the day … 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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