The Thirteenth Edition is now available and for twenty years: Busted by the Feds The Book for defendants arrested on federal charges.
Welcome to the most important book ever written for the Federal defendant. Busted By The Feds is the classic source for the help you need with your defense. It covers everything from the time of your arrest, through bail, plea bargaining, going to trial or pleading out, and sentencing. It also includes essential material on the Bureau of Prisons policies that will affect you if you are eventually incarcerated.
Busted also includes the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for all federal offenses. Plus in depth explanations of how the guidelines work in specific cases: the base offense levels, as well as aggravating and mitigating factors and possible upward or downward departures. Finally, there is extensive consideration of the now-advisory nature of the Guidelines since the Booker case in 2005 and the subsequent decisions by the Supreme Court in Rita, Kimbrough, Gall and Nelson. These subjects, which can be of great importance in obtaining a lesser sentence, are explained in a clear and easy-to-understand way.
The new Thirteenth Edition of Busted contains the most up-to-date information, including the new sentencing guidelines and the November 2012 amendments to the guidelines. It also contains a new chapter on the Fast Track Program for deportable aliens, as well as a new chapter on The Bureau of Prisons and how to do your time when incarcerated.
If you are a defendant or the family member of a defendant, or a defense lawyer in the federal system, you need this book. Continue through this site to see the wealth of material Busted contains and the new information in this Thirteenth Edition.
- The 600 pages of Federal Sentencing Guidelines summarized in easy to read tables
- A comprehensive index for finding exactly the information you need (expanded in new 13th edition)
- An in-depth chapter on Booker/Fanfan, and the implications for possible sentence reductions
- Chapters on Crack Cocaine Laws, Plea Agreements, Computers in the B.O.P., and Early Termination of Supervised Release.
- Case studies and real life examples
- Easy instructions for calculating a likely sentence on ANY Federal charge, with all the mitigating and aggravating factors
- Guidance on when to cop a plea and when to fight the charge
- Advice on how to choose and instruct defense counsel
- Information on post-sentencing appeals, motions and writs
- How to send money to an inmate