Chase and Associates - Forensic Investigative Services


Chase & Associates employs former federal law enforcement officers throughout the United States, as well as former law enforcement officers located in several foreign jurisdictions. The company's associates in North America, Europe, South America, Central America, and several Caribbean islands have routinely resolved issues for clients in a discreet and expeditious manner.

Valerie Diaz // Vice President

Professional Experience

Chase & Associates, Inc., 2008-Present

Vice President

By gathering critical facts and accurately applying them to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Ms. Diaz provides a variety of post-arrest, pre-plea, pre-trial and pre-sentencing services to individual and corporate offenders. She is a federal sentencing specialist, who has developed the technical expertise needed to be effective when dealing with sentencing issues in the federal court system. Her knowledge and 20 years of experience lends expertise and understanding with regard to the federal sentencing process and the application of Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

United States District Court, 1998-2008 (Middle District of Florida) 1988-1998 (Northern District of Georgia)

Probation Officer / Sentencing Guidelines Specialist

As a supervision officer, provided field supervision and counseling services to federal offenders in the community. As a presentence officer, conducted investigations on the background and activities of federal offenders and prepared Presentence Reports which were provided to United States District Court and Magistrate Court Judges, counsels for the defendant, and Assistant United States Attorneys, for their use at sentencing; to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, for their use in designating, supervising, and release planning; and to the United States Probation Office, for their use in supervising the offender within the community. As a Sentencing Guidelines Specialist, was assigned Presentence Investigations on the more complex cases, typically involving multi-defendants, historical drug investigations, high profile offenders, sophisticated fraud schemes, or corporate offenders, with many having contentious guideline or sentencing issues.

State Court of Cobb County, 1985-1988

Probation Officer

Supervised a large caseload of adult offenders convicted of misdemeanor and abandonment (failure to pay child support) offenses. Duties included monitoring their compliance with conditions of probation and behavior within the community, field supervision, referrals to treatment programs, counseling, and the collection of child support payments. Responsible for the preparation of pre and post sentencing reports, revocation orders, and warrants.

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