01. Overcoming The Shock (Free)
The federal legal system and incarceration experience can be overwhelming. This section helps you address the emotional shock and prepare you for the road ahead.
02. Presentence Investigation (PSI)
Prior to the sentencing hearing, a U.S. Probation Officer conducts a Presentence Investigation (PSI) for the Court. This section prepares you for the investigation and offers an overview of what can be expected.
03. Presentence Report (PSR)
U.S. Probation completes a Presentence Report (PSR) for the Court. It contains a history of the criminal case, personal information and a sentence recommendation. This section contains the details you need to know.
04. Sentencing Day
Federal courts have a formal procedure that is followed on the day of sentencing. This sections provides an overview of that procedure and the actions a defendant can take to prepare for it.
05. Prison Designation
Determining a prison designation involves an evaluation of information from the PSR and Court documents. This section provides information on how prison designations are determined and suggestions on getting the desired location.
For defendants who self surrender, there can be a span of several weeks before reporting to prison. This section presents actions that you can take now that will make your and your family’s life better in the future.