Federal Methamphetamine Conspiracy Violation Under 21 U.S.C. § 846 – CASA Track I Granted!

Recently, at the United States District Court, Central District of California, our client, who was charged in Count One with a felony violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846 (Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine) and in Count Two with a felony violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h)(Laundering of Money Instruments), was accepted into the Conviction and Sentence Alternatives (CASA) program.[1]

In order to achieve this amazing result, we prepared and provided the United States Attorney’s Office with a CASA application containing substantial documentation of equities on behalf of our client, arguing why she would benefit from, and should be accepted into, the CASA program. The application included documentation of our client’s personal history (including her current employment, documentation that she is a single mother to three young children, and proof of dental training she has acquired). We clearly outlined our client’s limited role in the offense charged and argued her culpability should be lowered based on her cooperation and acceptance of responsibility for her actions. In our application we also outlined our client’s limited prior criminal history and the substance abuse issues she has suffered from for many years leading up to the offense. After personally meeting with the CASA team, our client was accepted into the program.

Our client was facing a mandatory minimum of 120 months (ten years) in federal prison and a maximum of life for the offenses charged. Based on her acceptance into the CASA program – Track I, if she successfully completes the program her plea will be withdrawn and her case will be completely dismissed. Acceptance into the CASA program has given our client the opportunity to avoid federal prison time and gain valuable resources from the CASA team – all while earning a complete dismissal!

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[1] For more information on the Conviction and Sentence Alternatives Program see our recent post at:

http://www.escovarlaw.com/Firm-Blog/2018/February/What-is-the-Federal-Conviction-and-Sentence-Alte.aspx

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