The Fine Print & Not Letting Clients Be Doomed to Sentencing Conditions: Avoiding Courts Imposing Restrictive Conditions During Supervised Release or Probation
At the end of a hard-fought sentencing you breathe a sigh of relief and a start to gather up your file. But wait! The judge is still talking! By checking out early, you may have doomed your client to years (or, in the case of some offenders, a lifetime!) of oppressive conditions of supervised release. Supervised release conditions are among the most litigated aspects of sentencing today. This session provides strategies for fighting special conditions, particularly the onerous conditions imposed on clients with current or past sex offenses. For these offenders there are issues abound – internet access, employment, housing, child visitation, and even access to movies and magazines. Learn the tricks of overzealous courts and probation officers and gain new tactics of your own as you struggle to keep your clients free upon release.
These presentations were recorded August 18-19, 2011, during the Multi-Track Seminar in Seattle, Washington.
The seminar was designed to offer in-depth instruction in a variety of substantive criminal defense areas. The five tracks for 2011 in Seattle were: 1) Immigration with a focus on Padilla 2) Sentencing in a post-Bookerworld; 3) Experts, Forensics & Science; 4) Computer Crimes and Handling of Electronic Discovery; and 5) Drugs, Guns and Money. Tracks 1-4 were presented in four distinct hour-long time blocks. Those sessions were presented on Thursday, August 18, 2011 and then repeated on Friday, August 19, 2011. This design provided seminar participants the opportunity to attend two of the four separate tracks that took place on Thursday and Friday.
On Saturday, August 20, 2011, seminar participants had the opportunity to attend both plenary and small group breakout sessions for the 5th track, Drugs, Guns & Money. These Saturday sessions addressed topics of general interest and importance to criminal defense practitioners. Each session was presented twice so that attendees were able to attend at least two areas of interest.
The following Multi-Track presentations were recorded and are available for viewing:
August 19, 2011
Defender Services Office Training Division
This Seminar is presented free of charge.