Didn’t I Pay My Attorney To Do This?
Absolutely Not – You Hired Your Attorney To Focus Their Efforts On The Legal Matters Involved In Your Case.
If you ever want to hear the words “not guilty” or at least obtain the lowest possible sentence given your individual case characteristics, then time is of the essence. Every minute that your attorney is off-task answering non-legal questions, is a minute that they are unable to negotiate with the United States Attorney’s office or on the preparation of your case for trial to make this outcome a reality.
If you have retained a qualified defense attorney – their time is worth their weight in gold, it is the one thing that can keep your freedom intact.
Do you really think the most efficient use of your attorney’s time is answering questions like:
What is federal prison like?
Will I be safe?
Will I have to use the bathroom or shower in front of others?
What can I do now to help prepare myself and my family in the event that I am sentenced to a term of incarceration?
Are there any Bureau of Prison programs that can possibly lower an imposed sentence?
Of course not – while most attorneys are courteous and do their best to address questions of this nature from a third-party perspective – realistically, these questions fall outside of an attorney’s scope of expertise. Allow your counselor the opportunity to do what they do best and address your case from a legal perspective, while at the same time retaining a qualified consultant, to answer these important questions and many more.
The easy thing for any defense attorney to do is tell you everything is going to be alright and not prepare you and your family for worst-case scenarios, like possible incarceration. While your attorney should be highly confident in their ability to obtain an acquittal or successful plea – if they only accentuate the positives – I would recommend that you seek counsel elsewhere. On the other hand, if your attorney has recommended that you contact us or visit our website to address these important non-legal matters, be rest-assured that you have retained a counselor who has your best interests at heart.
We take a subordinate role to counsel and assist defense efforts by providing clients and attorneys with accurate preparation reports and up-to-date information on sentencing alternatives, ever changing Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) statements, policies and rehabilitative programs. For example, a defendant may qualify for a specific program such as the 500-Hour Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) – however, without the proper documentation of pre-requisite eligibility within their pre-sentence investigation report a defendant may lose out on a valuable opportunity to substantially reduce a term of incarceration by as much as 18 months.
Patrick Boyce Federal Mitigation Specialist at NCIA is an expert in the field of prison consulting and a 2003 graduate of the RDAP program. Successful RDAP eligibility, admissions and support maximizes ones chances of a sentence reduction and early release. Timing is critical with the ever changing and complex requirements surrounding what documentation is deemed acceptable for RDAP admission, it is extremely important to contact us as early in the process as possible. For a free no-obligation case analysis contact Patrick now!
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