Early Release Programs

Compassionate Release | Mitigation of Sentence


Best Shot at Freedom!

According to the compassionate release law, an inmate can be granted early release from prison on special grounds. This and other reduction in sentencing programs exist for prisoners, but often go unmentioned by attorneys simply because:
A) They are not experienced enough and don’t have the knowledge base to be aware of these opportunities for their clients.
B) The compassionate release of a prisoner is difficult to get sanctioned and requires the fulfillment of strict criteria and eligibility requirements.

For that very reason, it’s of the utmost importance that you retain an extremely experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.

Law Office of David Jay Bernstein, P.A. is located in Broward County, but we handle Federal legal matters nationwide. We specialize in assessing, evaluating and consulting you and your family about your case to successfully navigate through this process. Your case may involve elderly inmates, medical circumstances, death or incapacitation of the family member caregiver of an inmate’s child, etc. Let us file your compassionate release motions and reduction in sentence requests in both South Florida and nationwide.

If your situation is based on an extraordinary or compelling circumstance, a terminal or debilitated medical condition let us look into  your eligibility to apply for a sentence reduction.

Quick Fact

  • Federal Compassionate Release Motions
  • Reduction in Sentence
  • Downward Departures
  • Medical Release

Why Wait?

Q: What is Compassionate Release?

A: Compassionate release refers to the court’s authority to release a federal prisoner from prison earlier than he otherwise would be released when there is a finding of “extraordinary and compelling reasons” that justify an early release.

Unlike parole, compassionate release is not based on a prisoner’s behavior or sentencing, but on medical or humanitarian changes in the prisoner’s situation. 

Circumstances which could not reasonably have been foreseen by the court at the time of sentencing.