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United States v. S.C. - Immigration and ID Fraud, TIME SERVED, NO MANDATORY MINIMUM!

December 2012

Client attempting to enter the United States charged with False Use of a Passport, Impersonation, Immigration Document Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft.  The ID Theft charge carried a two-year mandatory minimum.  After relentless negotiations, which included important information about client's background, Government finally agreed to dismiss two of the charges, including the ID Theft charge.  Then, after a powerful argument at the sentencing hearing, client was sentenced to TIME SERVED.  He was immediately released and then later granted asylum.

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Jessica Carmichael

Ms. Carmichael was named one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2015 and 2016, and "Top 10 Under 40 by National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2015, and a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2016. Ms. Carmichael has been responsible for dismissals, acquittals, or reduced charges in many serious cases where her clients were unjustly charged, such as: felony strangulation, cyber attacks, arson, possession with intent to distribute, federal drug conspiracies, domestic assault, and more.

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