The Promise of 'Booker' Revisited

September 17, 2013  |  New York Law Journal

Following the Supreme Court's decision in Booker v. United States, over half of all defendants in federal tax cases are receiving sentences below the applicable Sentencing Guidelines ranges. Simultaneously, however, the percentage of defendants convicted of tax offenses receiving some jail time and the average period of incarceration imposed have both increased in the post-Booker era. This article discusses these statistics and the continuing importance of post-conviction advocacy in the wake of Booker.

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