This course will cover the differences in state and federal court, the important statutory authority, controlling SCOTUS and Second Circuit caselaw, the process from the moment a defendant is found or pleads guilty through the sentencing hearing, and cutting-edge practice tips and dangerous land mines. You will learn how to handle a presentence investigation, deal with the crushing guidelines for career offenders and other clients with colorful criminal histories. And to help you understand what judges want when you make your crucial sentencing arguments, you will hear from special guest, United States District Judge Eric Vitaliano!
NY: 2.0 Professional Practice
NJ: 2.0 General
CA: 2.0 General
PA: 2.0 General (To obtain PA credit, you must send your PA bar registration number to firstname.lastname@example.org upon completion of the course)