Forever changing the landscape of federal sentencing
in 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Booker/Fanfan morphed the mandatory sentencing guidelines
into advisory sentencing guidelines by ruling that the mandatory sentencing guidelines are unconstitutional. In
December of 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court released yet another remarkable decision in United States v. Gall that effectively
requires your sentencing judge to impose a sentence that is not greater than necessary in your individualized case by following
the newly acceptable sentencing procedure set forth in United States v. Gall. Finding the extent of what sets your
case apart from other cases may entitle you to be re-sentenced, re-tried, or to have your conviction reversed.
State and Federal Post-Conviction Representation
State and Federal post-conviction representation is a review process
that checks the government's case. Post-conviction representation may be started before you have been sentenced and before
your have filed your notice of appeal. You can challenge the government on appeal or possibly by post-conviction relief, if
it is determined that a legal error has been made in your case; and, after a direct appeal by filing a habeas corpus petition
for ineffective assistance of trial counsel. If your trial counsel did not properly preserve an issue for appeal on the record
to give the trial court or the sentencing court an opportunity to correct the legal error, your legal remedies may be
Extensive Appellate Experience
in Protecting Clients' Rights and Interests
Hill is a bar member of the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, who accepts cases in the federal
districts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico. She has maintained law offices out of Boston,
Massachusetts and San Juan, Puerto Rico. To protect your constitutional rights and liberty, you know that you need to have
your case reviewed by an experienced, state and federal appellate lawyer like Attorney Hill. Attorney Hill has over ten years
of criminal appellate experience.
Notable Federal Reporter Decisions: 660 F.3d 47 (1st Cir. 2011); 567 F.3d 39 (1st Cir. 2009); and, 529 F.3d 40 (1st
Give Attorney Hill a call, today.
If you were convicted in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or Puerto Rico
and would like to schedule an initial consultation with Attorney Hill, please call us at (617) 742-0457.