White Collar Advice

The Feds Advantage: Why Most People Choose to Limit the Damage

There’s an old adage that jokes that an overzealous prosecutor can even indict a ham sandwich. Most people assume it’s an exaggeration – it’s not!  The definitions of certain crimes are so overly broad that they can capture anyone at any time.  Combine that with a periodic willingness to push the envelope past the margins …

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What is the difference between a 5K1 and a Rule 35 and How Can either Help to Reduce a Federal Sentence for a White Collar Crime?

In the context of federal criminal law in the U.S., both the “5K1.1” motion and the “Rule 35” motion are mechanisms through which a defendant can potentially receive a reduced sentence. These provisions allow the courts to deviate from the sentencing guidelines under specific circumstances. While somewhat similar, there are important differences between the two: …

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The 6 Big Myths About RDAP: Sam Mangel; White Collar Consultant

I am often asked by people going through the federal process about the Residential Drug and Alcohol Program (RDAP). As someone who took the 9 month program in 2018/19, completed it successfully and had 12 months removed from my 60 month sentence, I can tell you that there are numerous misunderstandings  about not just the program itself, but …

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How to Work With Your Case Manager and Prepare For the Earliest Possible Release Without the CARES Act

Find out How to Work With Your Case Manager and Prepare For the Earliest Possible Release Without the CARES Act! With the CARES Act scheduled to end in June, the notion of you or your loved one getting out of prison much sooner than what is provided for under the FSA has diminished. While there …

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