White Collar Crooks Get Leg Up In Avoiding The Clink

Law360, New York (November 5, 2010, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Judges' changing attitudes, coupled with new amendments to federal sentencing guidelines that broaden the types of crimes open to prison alternatives, should give white collar offenders more leverage when asking judges to keep them out of the slammer, attorneys say.

With the vast majority of those convicted of white collar crimes serving out their sentences in prison, attorneys say they expect the latest amendments to the sentencing guidelines — which went into effect Nov. 1 — to spark some creative new arguments pushing for alternatives to...
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