Detroit, MI (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Loren Dickstein successfully argues to keep a client from serving time in the Federal Prison system. Mr. Dickstein’s client, L.C., plead guilty in the United States District Court Eastern Division to the charge of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute 100 Kilograms or More of Marijuana. This is a Class B Felony charge that carries a sentence of 5 years to 40 years imprisonment.
According to court documents, Wayne County Case No. 11CR20385-3, L.C. was convicted of conspiring with five other people to distribute large quantities of marijuana. These transactions went on for a period of over two years. L.C. was specifically accused of placing bags containing large amounts of marijuana into the storage area of a commercial passenger air craft that was headed from Texas to Michigan. These bags would then be unloaded at the Detroit Air Port by one of the co-defendants. The bags would later be unpacked and distributed in exchange for bundles of United States currency throughout the metro-Detroit Area. According to the indictment, over 100 kilograms were distributed.
Mr. Dickstein negotiated a plea under the Rule 11 Plea Agreement. Rule 11 Agreement limits the maximum custodial sentence not to exceed the top of the sentencing guideline range. In this case the guideline range was 37 to 46 months. Therefore, the court could sentence L.C. up to 46 months in a Federal Prison. Mr. Dickstein prepared a sentencing memorandum for the court in this matter citing relevant law and reasons as to why the court should deviate from the sentencing guidelines and not order L.C. to serve time in the Federal Prison System.
Judge Cook, Jr. of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, order L.C. to 1 day in jail with time served and 3 years supervised release. Lewis and Dickstein specialize in Michigan criminal defense.
Loren M. Dickstein’s practice focuses on trial work within the Federal criminal defense areas of practice. Mr. Dickstein has a passion for defending both the falsely accused and those treated unfairly by the authorities or the legal justice system. In 2012 Mr. Dickstein was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.