How Much Time Will I Serve on My Federal Criminal Sentence?
Question: How Much Time Will I Serve on My Federal Criminal Sentence?
That really depends. Criminal sentences in the federal system really vary and depend greatly upon the crime involved, but also there are a number of factors. Criminal history can tremendously impact someone. By criminal history, we mean someone has been arrested one or two times versus when a person has been arrested three, four or five times. Also, let’s say in a drug case, the amount of drugs also makes a huge difference. Someone that’s involved in, let’s say, a conspiracy involving one kilogram of cocaine or a similar substance can receive a sentence that’s far different than someone who was involved in a ten kilogram or more conspiracy. It really depends on what you’re charged with, your criminal history, the amount of drugs in the drug case. Those are things that can impact your sentence.