May 15, 2014
Possession with intent to distribute charge dropped and sentencing reduced
Our client was originally charged with conspiracy to possess and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after being present for a controlled buy with a co-defendant. The client was originally facing a minimum mandatory sentence of 12 years in prison. After plea negotiations, the U.S. Attorney’s Office agreed to DROP the Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine count and waive the minimum mandatory sentence. The client was facing a guideline sentence of 57 to 71 months prison. At sentencing, Mr. Rickman successfully argued for a significant variance and the client was sentenced to 37 months of prison followed by 36 months of supervised release.