Sentencing Disparities on the Rise (Again!)

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  1. Brian Mahany says:

    Great post Mike-

    The range of sentences has been all over the map in our criminal tax practice. Thankfully for our clients the sentences are all at or below the guideline recommendation. Still the disparity is troubling.

    While discretion may be good, it results in defendants finding themselves at the luck of the draw and hoping they have a reasonable judge. So many jurists simply continue to adhere to the guidelines even when there are compelling reasons for downward departures.

    Keep up the great blog.

    Brian Mahany
    http://www.mahanyertl.com