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Sentencing Guidelines

Federal Sentencing Guidelines for White Collar Crimes


SC white collar crime charges:

You need a knowledgeable white collar crime attorney in South Carolina fighting for you. Jack Swerling has defended numerous white collar crimes.

Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Congress created the United States Sentencing Commission in 1984 in response to perceived disparities in sentencing, in order to ensure that federal judges give people accused and convicted of the same crime a similar sentence. For years, federal law made the sentencing guidelines binding, but in 2005 in United States v. Booker, the Supreme Court ruled that the guidelines advisory.

Although no longer binding, the federal sentencing guidelines still very much influence the options and outcomes available to the accused and their South Carolina white collar crime attorneys.

Penalties for White Collar Crime

Despite the generally non-violent nature of white collar crime, a white collar criminal conviction in South Carolina may result in a prison sentence.  Contact a qualified South Carolina attorney who has experience in handling white collar crime.

Contact South Carolina White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Jack B. Swerling Today

If you are facing white collar fraud charges or learn you are the subject of an investigation, call our law firm 24 hours a day at 800-701-0599.  Our answering service can direct you to Jack Swerling.  You may also contact Jack Swerling, Attorney at Law online.

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Jack Swerling In The News >>

  • Jack was selected to Super Lawyers Magazine Top Ten List for 2019. Each year Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in South Carolina via a selection process involving peer evaluations, independent research and professional achievement. The South Carolina lawyers who receive the highest points during this selection process are further recognized in the South Carolina Super Lawyers Top Ten List.
  • USA v. FRANK*: In a child pornography case, Swerling was successful in obtaining a 22 level variance reducing the defendant’s sentence from 8 years to 6 months.
  • STATE v. BORIS: The defendant was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a case where the defendant was involved in a shoot-out with 3 police officers.
  • STATE v. TYGER: Jack Swerling obtains a not guilty verdict in a criminal sexual conduct case in Beaufort County.
  • Pre Trial Dispositions: STATE v. DWAYNE: Mr. Swerling successfully argued for the dismissal of stalking and unlawful use of telephone charges brought against a prominent businessman in Florence County.
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