Federal Sentencing Guidelines

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are the sentencing criteria that federal courts use as an advisory guide in sentencing persons convicted of federal offenses. In the past the law required federal judges to impose sentence under the guidelines. However, a 2005 Supreme Court decision held that the guidelines were advisory and that sentencing the responsibility of the federal judge.

As a federal criminal attorney, Mr. Serafini is well versed in the sentencing guidelines, their application, and mitigating factors. He is thoroughly experienced in all aspects of federal sentencing.