The passing of The First Step Act in 2018 was Serious Legislation

The passing of The First Step Act in 2018 was serious legislation, but it comes with the following caveats;

Frustration and Disappointment Verify that your ETC calculations are up to date and that the BOP is giving you all of the ETC you have earned.

Hello, and thank you for tuning into my Video series, INDICTED AND FACING PRISON: NOW WHAT?

The information in this series and on PPRSUS.com (and PPRSUS Resources) is readily accessible and completely Free to all.

Should you wish to engage my services, my Contact Info. is at the end.

My name is Marc Blatstein. In 2006, I, too, was Indicted and convicted of a felony, and I lost my medical license. To call this a life-altering event, at best, is an understatement. With work, I fully reinstated my license: Prison is Temporary.

My goal in this series is to provide you with the information you’ll need to survive and navigate these times. Knowledge and Preparation will help build back the Confidence you’ll need throughout this process.

  • Since you’ve heard that the DOJ and Feds have been asking questions, their case against you is mostly complete, with a 98% Conviction Rate.
  • Delaying to act now is at your peril.
  • Hiring a legal team doesn’t just mean they have experience; they also need a proven track record of successfully defending cases like yours.
  • The choices you make today – will make a better tomorrow.

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to call and consider engaging my services at 240.888.7778—this is your life.

Using the information provided in the Presentence Report (PSR),

  • Prisoners are, for the first time in addition to just being incarcerated, now offered a mechanism through FSA Programs, education, and working on their personal development and growth,
  • …to earn credits toward an earlier release date.
  • You can use a computer to take your assessment survey when you first arrive. If you don’t, you may still be able to take the FSA Classes, but you’ll get no credit.

Personal Development and Growth

  • Document – document – document
  • Each and every class you take, what you learn, and now you have a record in case you are challenged months later.
  • Document each conversation with BOP Staff.
  • Education: GED, Associate, Undergrad, Master; or Occupation and Trades training = Personal Growth and Development

All this Documentation = a Release Plan

  • It makes your Case managers look better. Maybe they get a Raise, but this Saying Holds: If you help them get what they want, you’ll get what you want.

To engage my services or to have your concerns answered, Call me Today at 240.888.7778. This is my Cell, and I personally answer and return all calls. You can also get additional information on my website @: PPRSUS.com.

Provide Your Probation Officer With Everything 1-2 weeks Before Your Interview (PSI)

Provide Your Probation Officer With Everything 1-2 weeks Before Your PSI.

The information in this series and on PPRSUS.com (and PPRSUS Resources) is readily accessible and completely Free to all.

Hello, and thank you for tuning into my Video series, INDICTED AND FACING PRISON: NOW WHAT?

My name is Marc Blatstein. In 2006, I, too, was Indicted and convicted of a felony, and I lost my medical license. To call this a life-altering event, at best, is an understatement. With work, I got my license reinstated— Prison is Temporary.

My goal in this series is to provide you with the information you’ll need to survive and navigate these times because Knowledge and Preparation will help build back the Confidence you’ll need throughout this process.

  • Since you’ve heard that the DOJ and Feds have been asking questions, their case against you is mostly complete, with a 98% Conviction Rate.
  • Delaying to act now is at your peril.
  • Hiring a legal team doesn’t just mean they have experience; they also need a proven track record of successfully defending cases like yours.
  • The choices you make today – will make a better tomorrow.

Ideally, You want everything provided to the Probation Officer 1-2 weeks before the Presentence Interview.

  • Provides a comprehensive background on the defendant
  • Well written, a Personal NARRATIVE should contain all the information your Probation Officer needs

 

“Why? Probation Officers are:

  1. Overworked and have no time, with some appreciating counsel’s effort in organizing everything they’ve requested and providing it to them early.
  2. They can now take their time to fill in their Probation Report. Then, on the day of the interview, they’ll have the time to personally get to know your client and ask any remaining questions they may have.
  3. At the end of their meeting, the Probation Officer may feel that the defendant took this seriously, leaving them with a more positive view of your client, other than the person referenced in their Indictment.”

a)  It provides information about the offense for which the defendant is being sentenced,

b)  Acceptance of Responsibility and

c)  Victim Remorse statement,

d)  Release Plan,

e)   and where the sentencing guidelines apply.

·  This includes background information about the defendant, such as

·  Criminal history, education, work experience, family background, and health history,

f)   A Realistic Sentence Recommendation and BOP Placement Request Could Also Be Included

To engage my services or to have your concerns answered, Call me Today: 240.888.7778. This is my Cell and I personally answer and return all calls.

You can also get additional information on my website @: PPRSUS.com.

THE PRESENTENCE REPORT (PSR) IS YOUR REFERRAL FOR EVERYTHING – GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.

THE PRESENTENCE REPORT (PSR) IS YOUR REFERRAL FOR EVERYTHING; GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.

The information in this series and on PPRSUS.com (and PPRSUS Resources), is readily accessible and completely Free to all.

Should you wish to engage my services, my Contact Info. is at the end.

Hello, and thank you for tuning into my Video series, INDICTED AND FACING PRISON: NOW WHAT?

My name is Marc Blatstein. In 2006, I, too, was Indicted and convicted of a felony, and I lost my medical license. To call this a life-altering event was, at best, an understatement. With work, I was able to get my license reinstated in full—prison is Temporary.

My goal in this series is to provide you with the information you’ll need to survive and navigate these times because Knowledge and Preparation will help build back the Confidence you’ll need throughout this process.

•  Since you’ve heard that the DOJ and Feds have been asking questions, their case against you is mostly complete, with a 98% Conviction Rate.

•   Delaying to act now is at your peril.

•    Hiring a legal team doesn’t just mean they have experience; they also need a proven track record of successfully defending cases like yours.

•   The choices you make today – will make a better tomorrow.

•    The Probation Officer’s PRESENTENCE INTERVIEW CONTROLS ALL FUTURE ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE AND IMMEDIATE FUTURE.

o If you have Medical Concerns, being Comprehensive could affect Life-or-death outcomes

ALSO PROVIDED AT YOUR PRESENTNECE INTERVIEW:

§     The Personal NARRATIVE,

§     Release Plan and

§     Allocution

§     Your BOP Placement Request

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU SPEND TIME SELF-REFLECTING,

•     THEN, WRITE YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY OR LIFE STORY AND EXPLAIN WHAT CAUSED YOU TO BREAK THE LAW WITHOUT

EXCUSES, ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY, AND HAVING REMORSE FOR THE VICTIMS YOU HAVE HARMED.

WHY?

·     DID YOU LIKE YOUR FEDERAL INDICTMENT? THAT IS THE DOJ NARRATIVE (OR STORY) OF YOU. TO COUNTER IT, TELL

YOUR OWN STORY OR NARRATIVE.

o   Having Remorse For Your Victim’s Pain

o   It includes You Accepting Responsibility

o   Security Level Requirements

o   Medical and Mental Healthcare Needs

o   Psychology Programs – Limited Availability

o   FSA Programming, and Criminogenic Needs, Risk Assessment

Judges use the PSR to determine the length of a sentence.

·     The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) uses the same PSR for prison placement.

·     Probation again uses the PSR during Supervised Release.

·     Lastly, this same PSR becomes a permanent part of your record and the Inmates Bible – The gift that keeps on giving

·     REDOS ARE VERY FEW, EXPENSIVE, AND HEAVYLIFT.

·     ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS CANNOT BE OVERSTATED.

·     GETTING A SECOND OPINION IN PRISON CAN TAKE 3 YEARS, AND THE CD DOES NOT HAVE TO FOLLOW THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS

•     Is your Security Level could be in question? Were You a Leader, King Pin, or the one giving Directions to others – If Not, Get This Corrected

To engage my services or to have your concerns answered, Call me Today: 240.888.7778. This is my Cell, and I personally answer and return all calls.

You can also get additional information on my website @: PPRSUS.com.

INDICTED: Your Preparation and Participation In Your Defense

INDICTED: Your Preparation and Participation In Your Defense

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The information in this series and on PPRSUS.com (and PPRSUS Resources) is readily accessible and completely Free to all.

Should you wish to engage my services, my Contact Info. is at the end.

Hello, and thank you for tuning into my Video series, INDICTED AND FACING PRISON: NOW WHAT?

My name is Marc Blatstein. In 2006, I, too, was Indicted and convicted of a felony, and I lost my medical license. To call this a life-altering event, at best, is an understatement. With work, I got my license reinstated in full.— Prison is Temporary.

My goal in this series is to provide you with the information you’ll need to survive and navigate these times because Knowledge and Preparation will help build back the Confidence you’ll need throughout this process.

·      Since you’ve heard that the DOJ and Feds have been asking questions, their case against you is mostly complete, with a 98% Conviction Rate.

·      Delaying to act now is at your peril.

·      Hiring a legal team doesn’t just mean they have experience; they also need a proven track record of successfully defending cases like yours.

·      The choices you make today – will make a better tomorrow.

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to call and consider engaging my services at 240.888.7778—this is your life.

1)   You’ve found your legal team

a.  Followed the 12 – 14 questions to ensure you’ve picked the right attorney for you

b. What does your legal team think about a well-written

i.    Personal NARRATIVE,

ii.    Release Plan

iii.  Along with preparing for your Allocution

c. Then please do as they advise, hoping that they agree with the need for them to be well-written

2)   What can you do to help/advocate for yourself?

3)  Learn what Character letters are and what goes in them, and start requesting them ASAP.

4)  You’ll need copies of ALL your Personal IDs and Background Information.

5)   Their Interview and Conversation with their Judge (Allocution) can decrease or increase your sentence.

a.  Which would you prefer? Will you be ready?

6)  Don’t lie to your attorney (as they don’t wish to be surprised in court) – and try not to Lie to yourself regarding your charges.

7) Don’t lie to your Probation Officer or Judge; they know everything about you.

8)   Don’t provide false information to your lawyer or the court – the last thing your lawyer wants is to be surprised at the last minute

a.   They may be surprised, but you’ll be the only person who suffers as your defense falls apart

To engage my services or to have your concerns answered, Call me Today: 240.888.7778. This is my Cell and I personally answer and return all calls.

You can also get additional information on my website @: PPRSUS.com.

INDICTED: KNOWLEDGE, SUPPORT AND PREPARATION – PRISON IS TEMPORARY

WITH KNOWLEDGE, SUPPORT, AND PREPARATION – PRISON IS TEMPORARY. HOW QUICKLY IS UP TO YOU

To call this a life-altering event, at best, is an understatement. My goal in this series is to provide you with the information you’ll need to survive and navigate these times.

Knowledge, Support, Grit, and Preparation will help build back the confidence you’ll need throughout this process.

Admiral McRaven gives great advice because these obstacles are universal. He speaks to the challenges we all face through an inspiring speech regarding the challenges women and men face as they aspire to be Navy Seals. While these challenges appear vastly different on the surface, there are many common trigger points from my perspective.

This short video should leave you with hope through grit, perseverance through frustration, and “Not Ringing The Bell” because prison (if that happens) is a temporary albeit Big bump into your future— but with a new beginning.

Preparing for your Presentence Interview, Sentencing, and Release Plan creates a Daily Routine to Follow once inside, making the transition to your release start on Day One.


Internalize His Ten Steps Toward Your Future, Because  It’s Now Up To You.

  1. START THE DAY WITH A TASK COMPLETED – MAKE YOUR BED
    • By these soldiers making their beds, a small, simple task is completed each day first thing.
    • As panicked and terrified one may feel, it’s normal as we each deal with these stresses individually.
    • Accept support from those around you, but when you hear rumors that the FBI is asking questions, now is the time to plan
  2. FIND SOMEONE TO HELP YOU THROUGH LIFE
    • As this group of young men and women face these mental and physical challenges, they begin to work together.
    • Getting support from those closest to you is a good start. Having them with you as you begin interviewing lawyers gives you a second opinion when it’s most needed.
  3. RESPECT EVERYONE
    • In the competition and toughness of Seal Training, they learn quickly that the leaders may ultimately be different from what they initially perceived.
    • Respect is very important in prison, so go out of your way to learn the nuances of life inside before you get there. For example, don’t just sit on anyone’s bed; personal space is treasured, so ask permission. The basics: don’t steal from others or try to make ‘friends’ with the guards.
  4. LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS FAIR,
    • After making one’s Bed,” even doing everything right, their drill sergeants may find fault in everything they’ve done correctly. 
    • Why? Because this is what they wanted as they thinned the herd of trainees.
    • While there are innocent people in prison, if you believe in your heart that you were at least partially responsible, admit this and own it.
  5. DON’T BE AFRAID TO FAIL
    • Training to become a Seal requires a special person because failure is sometimes not an option and must be overcome.
    • The only way to know success is through failure; the best of the best complete their training by adapting and learning.
    • If you and your counsel KNOW you’re innocent (and the DOJ has it wrong), then go to trial, But first ask your attorney how many cases have they won.
    • Do understand that the DOJ has a 98% conviction rate; therefore, prevailing is less than 2%.
    • Don’t anger the court and judge, as there is a very high percentage that you will be back asking for leniency. 
    • If you lose, all is not lost because a well-written Narrative and Release Plan could save the day. Accepting Responsibility and Remorse for the Victims Harmed could endear you to the court.
  6. SOMETIMES, HIT LIFE HEADFIRST 
    • Whether you are a Criminal Defendant or Training to become a “Seal,” if you’re going to succeed, you’re going to have to fight until the end.
  7. FACE DOWN THE BULLIES
    • In Seal training, it’s the famous Drill Sargents who are constantly trying to get you to Ring The Bell.
    • While facing federal indictments, it’s fear (your internal demons) and the loss of control. 
    • Comprehensive Preparation for Your Presentence Interview. To date, your attorney knows the law—but not who you are.
      • A well-written Personal NARRATIVE and Release plan can help them – help you.
  8. STEP UP WHEN TIMES ARE THE TOUGHEST
    • Whether it’s the Physical and Mental stresses of the famous Seal Team Training or confronting your inner demons to Participate in your defense both in court and then in prison, these two events, while different, are also the same!
  9. HOPE – LIFT UP THE DOWNTRODDEN
    • If a Washington, Lincoln, King, Mandela, and even a young Pakistani Malala can succeed in the face of adversity, so can you.
  10. NEVER GIVE UP
    • The Bell didn’t get rung!
    • You’ve prepared a comprehensive file for your Probation officer before you ever meet.
      • It includes Your Personal Narrative, Release Plan, and all the records your Officer wants copies of.

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Dr. Blatstein (Marc)
Physician Presentence Report Service (PPRSUS.com)
• Sentence Mitigation
• Humanizing Yourself To The Court
• The Narrative, Release Plan, Allocution
• Expectations of Daily Life in Prison, The Do’s and Don’ts