Federal Sentencing: How Mitigating Factors Effect Drug Cases

By Jonathan Rose PA | Criminal Defense

Federal Sentencing | How To Lessen Charges In Drug Cases

Mitigating factors are any information that prompts the court to treat my client more leniently. Learn about the range of mitigating factors that can impact your drug case.

Judges Will Consider Childhood Trauma as Mitigating Factors

Things that have happened in your childhood will affect you for the rest of your life. Therefore, judges will consider childhood trauma as a mitigating factor in drug cases. They will treat suspects who have been victims of childhood trauma more leniently.

The court can have compassion and offer leniency if you could prove that:

Your parents were using drugs while you were in utero You were a victim of domestic violence You were a witness of domestic violence as a child Your parents had alcohol or drug problems
You were the victim of child abuse Your parents went through an acrimonious divorce You were kidnapped by one parent as a child You had absentee parents


Do any of the above mitigating factors apply to you? Do you think that you could benefit from lessened charges due to childhood trauma?

Have you developed a drug or alcohol problem as a result of childhood or life trauma? Do you have a mental condition that affected your judgment, such as a bipolar disorder or even ADHD?

Defense lawyer Jonathan Rose has 18 years of experience representing clients in Orlando and throughout the state of Florida.

Contact Mr. Rose today, at 407-894-4555, to find out how he can help you leverage mitigating factors to lessen charges in a drug case.

Real Life Story

Throughout his career, defense lawyer Jonathan Rose has been able to help many suspects to obtain lessened charges in drug cases.

Mr. Rose has recently been able to reduce charges in Miss X’s drug case by using the story of her childhood trauma as a mitigating factor.

Miss X’s Case

As a child, Miss X lived through her parents’ acrimonious divorce and was very affected when her father vanished from her life. Her mother raised her and her sister, and made ends meet by working three jobs.

Miss X suffered from her parent’s absence, and was fending for herself as a child. A family member sexually abused her for years, and threatened to kill her if she told anybody. Miss X was scared silent.

As a consequence, Miss X started using drugs at age 14. She started consuming marijuana and alcohol, then moved on to harder drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine.

Miss X’s habits lead her to leave home at an early age. She started living in various places, with people of loose sexuality and with a history of drug abuse.

Due to significant depression, Miss X repeatedly put herself in compromising positions and was eventually kidnapped by a drug dealer.

Indeed, a drug dealer whom she thought was her friend sold her into human trafficking. He’d be taking her to various hotel rooms, and would force her to do drugs and work as a prostitute.

Miss X was accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Jonathan Rose Was Able to Help

Defense lawyer Jonathan Rose was able to help his client, Miss X, by mitigating charges in the drug case. He was able to prove, by introducing an expert witness, that Miss X had been a victim of childhood trauma.

The judged considered the childhood trauma as a mitigating factor in the case, and Miss X’s charges were lessened by approximately 40 percent.

To learn how defense lawyer Jonathan Rose can help you with your specific case, please request an initial consultation. Call 407-894-4555, or contact the Orlando office by via email at julie@jonathanrosepa.com. Se habla español.

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