• In federal court there are federal sentencing guidelines and the same guidelines apply regardless of what the federal criminal defendant is charged with.
  • The way they work is dependant on the nature of the charge and your criminal history.
  • Every case in federal court that a person either pleads guilty or is found guilty of will be sentenced within the guidelines by a federal judge.
  • Federal court carries very, very significant penalties even for some minor offenses.
  • Consulting an attorney to negotiate a plea deal or consulting an attorney to represent you on your case prior to going to federal court is an absolute must.