United States v. Serrano, No. 08-CR-612 (JBW), 2010 WL 147924 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 11, 2010)
Serrano pled guilty to a single count indictment charging that, having been convicted in a court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, he knowingly and intentionally possessed a firearm. He faced an advisory Guidelines range of imprisonment of between 41 and 51 months, but was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment. Why?
he offense is serious in view of the dangers posed by firearm possession. Defendant was a troubled child who had problems in school from a young age and was sent to a school for children with emotional disturbances. He is young and has a supportive mother and several supporting siblings. He has accepted responsibility for this offense. A sentence of 36 months reflects the seriousness of the offense, and will promote respect for the law and provide just punishment.