Federal Sentencing Guidelines Consulting
Gathering critical facts and accurately applying them to the Sentencing Guidelines are some of the unique skills that Valerie Diaz, Vice President of Chase & Associates, delivers as a result of her highly respected and extensive career as a Federal Sentencing Guidelines Specialist. For more than twenty years, Ms. Diaz served as a United States Probation Officer. During her career, she assisted Federal District Court Judges and others involved in the sentencing process as a Sentencing Guidelines Specialist in both the Northern District of Georgia and Middle District of Florida. In this capacity she conducted Presentence Investigations of individuals and corporations, including cases that often involved multi-defendants, historical drug investigations, high profile offenders and sophisticated white collar criminals. Many cases addressed by Ms. Diaz involved contentious guideline and sentencing issues. During her employment as a U.S. Probation Officer, Ms. Diaz provided training to new probation officers, federal agents, members of the United States Attorney’s Office, and members of the Federal Bar Association relative to the sentencing process and the application of sentencing guidelines. On three separate occasions, Ms. Diaz was recognized as Presentence Officer of the Year.
In order to aid in the resolution of any sentencing issues, whether they are disputes with the guideline range or the offense description, the following services are offered by Chase and Associates: