Currently, the federal government through the Department of Justice has taken a strong stance on the prosecution of white-collar crime. White-collar criminals today are taking the brunt of the prosecution as compared to those white-collar criminals from years ago. There is no more Club Fed in the Bureau of Prisons’ system. More and more white-collar criminals today are ending up at higher security prisons. It is no longer automatic for white-collar criminals to go to a Federal Prison Camp. Those days are over. It is no longer automatic for white-collar criminals to be sentenced to a facility close to their home and family. Prison overcrowding has made it much more difficult for a white-collar federal defendant to go to the prison of his choice. Defendants are now designated to facilities that have available space and that are consistent with the defendant’s security designation.
Frantz also emphasized, “White-collar criminals can no longer expect to serve the last six months of their sentences in a halfway house let alone home confinement. The only defendants eligible of receiving six months in a half way house currently are those who have sentences greater than seventy-one (71) months or who have graduated from the 500-Hour Residential Drug Abuse Program.” Frantz commented that even judicial recommendations do not guarantee that a defendant will receive:
1. Designation to a Federal Prison Camp, or
2. Designation to a Federal Prison near his residence and family, or
3. Guaranteed stay of six months in a halfway house or home confinement, or
4. Guaranteed admission to the 500-Hour Residential Drug Abuse Program, and even if he graduates from the program, he may not be guaranteed a sentence reduction if he has certain items in his PSI which may disqualify him.
The federal government currently has a 97% guilty plea rate in federal criminal cases. Federal prosecutors have over a 75% conviction rate following trial, and 91% of federal criminal defendants receive a prison sentence. It is no longer a question of will I go, it is a question of how long will I be there. Frantz stated that with those statistics it is only prudent to hire a Federal Prison Consultant. How can a federal criminal defendant afford not to?
Full-service Federal Prison Consultants such as Frantz, have the expertise of representing their clients both before and after sentencing. It is important to have a Federal Prison Consultant that will position his clients for many of the BOP programs and quality of life enhancements that the Bureau of Prisons’ currently offers.
The Jail Time Consulting Group works closely with the client’s legal defense team to provide the client with the best possible net sentence. Frantz said he is not an attorney. He does not take the place of the client’s attorney. He works in cooperation and conjunction with the client’s attorney. He is an expert in the BOP’s policies and programs as well as positioning his clients for admission to the BOP’s sentence reduction program. Criminal attorneys are charged with the task of preparing cases, negotiating possible plea agreements, and centering on the non-mandatory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines to determine the best possible gross sentence. They are uniquely disciplined and highly qualified in arguing cases before the court, developing defensive strategies, and reviewing Pre-Sentencing Investigation Reports. However, most attorneys are not knowledgeable at all in the Bureau of Prisons' policies, procedures, and eligibility requirements for Programs. After all, they have not been in federal prison. When your sentencing is over, your attorney says good-bye. A good Federal Prison Consultant like Frantz stays with you for your entire term of incarceration, through your term in a halfway house and then helps during your period of supervised release.
Mr. Frantz said, “When you consider what a Federal Prison Consultant can do for you, your main considerations should be reducing your time in prison, educating and preparing you for prison life, and his continued support for you while you are in prison.” When considering the current conviction rates, you need all the help you can get.
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Michael Frantz is a nationally recognized Federal Prison Consultant and the founder of Jail Time Consulting Group (JTC). As a Federal Prison Consultant withJTC,Michael is recognized as an authority in pre-and post-conviction strategy, positioning, preparation, and education. Michael is knowledgeable in all facets of federal prison life and with the Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) rules, regulations, and program statements.
JTC prepares clients for admission to the 500-Hour Residential Drug Abuse Program which offers up to a 12 month sentence reduction and a 6 month halfway house designation. We also provide assistance with designations, judicial recommendations, transfers, furloughs, A R Appeals, Second Chance Act submissions, MINT program requests, restitution, ICE issues, and the BOP's Compassionate Release and Commutation of Sentence Program.
Prison Consulting Group offers the prison preparation course titled, "How to Survive Federal Prison", go to http://jailtimeconsulting.com.