Sawyer Obtains Client's Early Prison Release due to COVID-19 Risks

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After arguing the increased risks presented by the coronavirus to incarcerated persons in general and to his immunocompromised client specifically, California criminal defense attorney Allen Sawyer of The Law Offices of Allen Sawyer successfully gained an early prison release for his client in the US District Court for the Eastern District of California.

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My client is relieved to serve the remainder of his sentence in a safe setting where he can also help his daughter with her homeschooling.

Jim A. Meron had served about a third of his 33-month federal prison sentence for two counts of wire fraud (Case # 2:18-cr-00209-KJM) when Allen Sawyer’s efforts led Chief District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to grant Meron’s compassionate release from incarceration and admittance to home confinement.

As his criminal defense attorney, Sawyer informed the court that Meron, a cancer survivor who currently suffers from psoriasis, is required to take certain medications that act to suppress his immune system. In conjunction with the increased risk for contracting COVID that prisoners in communal settings face, argued Sawyer, Meron’s continued health issues further put him at risk not only for becoming infected with the coronavirus while incarcerated, but for suffering serious complications and severe illness. As a result, the court modified Meron’s sentence as having fulfilled his time in prison. Meron’s original sentence imposed 36 months of supervised release; this time will be fulfilled as home confinement with his wife in Granite Bay, CA.

“We’re pleased with the court’s decision,” said Sawyer. “My client is relieved to serve the remainder of his sentence in a safe setting where he can also help his daughter with her homeschooling.”

About California Criminal Defense Attorney Allen Sawyer
Equipped with more than 20 years of experience as an attorney in California—including time spent as a prosecutor—criminal defense lawyer Allen Sawyer provides unparalleled defense to people charged with serious crimes throughout the state. With a focus on high profile cases that draw considerable media attention, Sawyer defends persons charged with serious crimes throughout California. His extensive legal experience and his impassioned commitment uniquely position him to provide criminal defense to clients in Stockton, Sacramento, San Francisco, Northern California, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

Misdemeanors and felonies, Allen Sawyer litigates California criminal defense cases including, but not limited to, the following categories:

The Law Offices of Allen Sawyer are located in Stockton, California. For more information, please directly contact Allen Sawyer at (209) 645-0556 or visit http://www.allensawyer.com.

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