Metter, GA asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and White Collar Crime for Texas

Q: I was charged with harboring and bringing in aliens. Can I plead to lower charges in the feds and save my CDL?

Do Federal prosecutors offer plea deals like the state?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The federal sentencing guidelines don't leave a lot of wiggle room for negotiating the length of the sentence so offering to change the charge is a useful negotiating tool for federal prosecutors.

You need to talk to YOUR attorney about whether or not the prosecutors are likely to negotiate in YOUR specific case. It might depend on how good their evidence is against you and how cooperative you are willing to be with regard to helping them convict someone else.

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