Miguel Angel Dominguez was looking at facing a 46 month prison sentence for distribution of cocaine through the federal prosecution. Orange County federal lawyer, Diane C. Bass, was able to argue for time served, and Dominguez was released and will remain on federal probation for 5 years. “On June 6, U.S. District Court Judge Cormac…

Case Details from Orange County Federal Lawyer, Diane C. Bass Short Description The indictment alleged that the company with whom the client was employed had filed thousands of false tax forms and reported to the IRS that more than $1,000,000,000 in fictitious federal income tax had been withheld or secured property had been acquired or…

There is a recent decision where a defendant was sentenced to 240 months in Federal prison after not accepting a plea agreement offered by the government for a reduced sentence of 41 months for the crimes committed.  The client maintained his insistence on his innocence which is why he likely decided to go to trial,…

One issue that arises frequently in federal criminal defense revolves around clients who are “cooperating” with the government or what most people know as “informants”.   Many of my clients find themselves in a situation where if they don’t cooperate with the government they are facing outrageous sentences.  Mandatory minimum sentences in Federal drug cases range…

On June 25, 2014, North Orange County criminal attorneys will gather for the North Orange County Bar Association’s (NOCBA) June Meeting – “WHAT EVERY ATTORNEY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT FEDERAL COURT”. Diane C. Bass is honored to be speaking for the NOCBA. We will be discussing the following topics: The Federal Sentencing Guidelines Calculating Criminal…