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Attorney General Memo Will Jail More Federal Inmates

Below is the Attorney General's Memo issued this week that will result in a change in the way that federal cases are prosecuted and sentenced.  This not good news for those who believe that the federal criminal justice system is harsh and unforgiving already.  The AG's Memo is attached below.

Federal Computer Crimes Sentence Deviated Down To 12 Months

Last week in the United States District Court for the District of Portland, HZW Managing Partner Tim Zerillo represented a Client in a child pornography possesssion sentencing. The Federal Sentencing Guideline range for the charge was between 78 and 97 months.  Through extensive briefing, research and oral argument, Attorney Zerillo advocated for a dramatic variance.  His Client received a sentence of 1 year and 1 day, which, with good time, will effectively be a 10 month sentence to serve.