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Top Ten Mitigating Factors at Sentencing

Content Partner:  National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
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Your client has been convicted and is now facing sentencing; do you have a strategy for protecting him or her from the draconian sentencing so prevalent in today’s criminal justice system?  In this one-hour presentation, Federal Public Defender Marjorie Meyers will take you through the Top Ten Mitigating Factors at Sentencing in drug cases and provide you with the tools you need to ensure your client gets a fair sentence.  Meyers will show you effective strategies for securing the downward departures and variances available to your client under the sentencing guidelines.  You will learn about the importance of having a full grasp of your client’s background and history and how to use that knowledge to craft a strong sentencing memo.  Other topics that will be addressed include drug mixture composition, relevant conduct, use or presence of a firearm during commission of the crime, and criminal history. 

Speaker: Marjorie Meyers (Houston, TX)
Marjorie Meyers is the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Texas. She became a public defender in 1983 after clerking for the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King, United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Fifth Circuit. Ms. Meyers was in private practice, specializing in criminal defense, with the law firm of Bennett, Secrest & Meyers, from 1992 until 1997, when she returned to the public defender’s office. She is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Meyers is a member of the Federal Public and Community Defenders Sentencing Guideline Committee and is the Federal Public Defender representative to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules. She has frequently lectured nationally and locally on federal sentencing and other criminal law topics. Ms. Meyers received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Online Media Type: Video, Audio
Production Date: 11/01/2012
Level: Basic
Category: Standard
Duration: 0 Hours, 55 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Marjorie Meyers - Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Texas
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