Understanding these Guidelines is vital information that the general public needs to know as clearly and thoroughly as any other aspect of criminal law.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 06, 2012
In an effort to help members of the general public obtain a better understanding of Federal Sentencing Guidelines, New York Appellate Lawyer Stephen N. Preziosi is launching a new awareness campaign.
Per the awareness campaign, Mr. Preziosi will focus several times a month on cases that have either set precedents, or in some significant way shaped how the courts and legal community interpret or apply United States Sentencing Guidelines (U.S.S.G.).
“The implications of Federal Sentencing Guidelines on individuals whose criminal matters are before the courts, or who have already been sentenced by the courts, cannot be underestimated,” commented Mr. Preziosi, whose firm is located in New York City’s Times Square. “Understanding the U.S.S.G., in terms of how they’ve developed over the years, where they stand today, and where they’re likely headed tomorrow, is vital information that the general public needs to know as clearly and thoroughly as any other aspect of criminal law.”
The first case that Mr. Preziosi will focus upon is US v. Booker 543 U.S. 220 (2005): a seminal ruling that made Federal Sentencing Guidelines advisory instead of mandatory, and also made the Sixth Amendment applicable to the U.S.S.G.
“The reason I’m beginning the awareness campaign with US v. Booker 543 U.S. 220 (2005) is because it set a whole slew of cases in motion, and changed the law in a very pronounced way,” commented Mr. Preziosi. “It also led to a great deal of additional litigation in both lower courts and in the Supreme Court. Clearly, any current, accurate and complete understanding of Federal Sentencing Guidelines has to start with that case.”
Mr. Preziosi’s overview and analysis of US v. Booker 543 U.S. 220 (2005) will be published in the coming days, and will be followed by additional cases.
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The Law office of Stephen N. Preziosi handles criminal appeals in all U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and in New York State Appellate Courts (including Appellate Divisions and the New York Court of Appeals). Whether a case is under the Penal Law in New York State Courts or under Federal Law in the U.S. District Courts, Mr. Preziosi has extensive experience with all types of appellate matters in both the New York State Courts and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. Mr. Preziosi has pursued appellate cases in the Appellate Divisions, the Appellate Terms and the highest court in the State of New York, the New York Court of Appeals. He has also taken on cases in the various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and successfully identified legal issues, designed and written briefs and conducted oral argument. The firm’s practice is concentrated in the area of appeals in criminal matters in both State and Federal Courts. Learn more at http://www.newyorkappellatelawyer.com.