In the federal system, sentencing is usually more important than guilt or innocence. In 2017, over 91% of defendants charged with felonies in the North District of Georgia were convicted. Every one of these Defendants was sentenced under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. Citizens charged with federal crimes need a lawyer who knows and understands federal sentencing.
David Abbott is deeply familiar with the federal sentencing guidelines. As a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, he worked on over 60 appeals involving the sentencing guidelines. He even drafted opinions for federal judges in sentencing guidelines cases. David Abbott has been licensed to practice in Atlanta’s federal court since 2005. He knows the guidelines. He knows how to argue for the lowest possible sentence. He avoids slick promises and takes a rigorous, data-driven approach.
If you are charged with a federal crime, you need more than dreams of acquittal. You need a lawyer who can preserve your human potential by getting the lowest possible sentence.