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5 Ways to Avoid Mandatory Minimum Jail:

  1. Go to Trial and Win
  2. File a Dispositive Motion and Win
  3. Cooperate with the Government
  4. Apply for Safety Valve
  5. Negotiate a Lesser Charge

Safety Valve Requirements (See 18 U.S.C. § 3553(f)(1)-(5) and USSG § 5C1.2)

  1. Defendant has a qualifying criminal history;
  2. Defendant did not use violence or credible threats of violence or posses a firearm or other dangerous weapon (or induce another participant to do so) in connection with the offense;
  3. The charged offense did not result in death or serious bodily injury to any person;
  4. Defendant was not an organizer, leader, manager, or supervisor of others in the offense, as determined under the sentencing guidelines and was not engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise;
  5. Defendant has truthfully provided to the government all information and evidence he or she has concerning the offense or offenses that were part of the same course of conduct or of a common scheme or plan.

Rhode Island Office

Law Office of John L. Calcagni, III
401-351-5100
401-351-5101
1 Custom House St, Suite 300
Providence, RI 02903

Massachusetts Office

Law Office of John L. Calcagni, III
401-214-1637
628 Pleasant Street, #322
New Bedford, MA 02740

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