Sentence Modifications

Sentence Modifications

Have you or a family member been sentenced unfairly? Judges are human. They make mistakes. Under certain circumstances, the court rules permit an application to reduce or correct an improper or unfair sentence. These circumstances often involve inadequate or deficient criminal representation during the course of your case or at the sentencing hearing. Sometimes an unfair sentence is based on the court’s misinterpretation or application of the law. Regardless of the reason, if you or a family member was sentenced unfairly, there are ways to revisit the sentencing decision and request a modification. Do not give up! You have an advocate! The experienced attorneys at Malamut & Associates can help you.

At Malamut & Associates, we know the sentencing procedures and guidelines intimately. We are well versed in the procedural hurdles that present themselves. We know how to clear these procedural issues in order to bring applications before the court. We have the experience, compassion, and understanding to help you navigate through this stressful time. The process can be confusing. Knowing how the process works can help alleviate your fears. The situation can feel hopeless, but you do not need to face the system without trusted and zealous counsel. Good counsel can make all of the difference. A highly competent legal advocate is crucial in order to protect you against the vast government resources that convicted you or your family member.

Malamut & Associates has retired county prosecutors, current municipal court prosecutors, and career defense lawyers on staff. All Malamut & Associates attorneys collaborate in order to get our clients the best possible results. Before retaining another law firm, you owe it to yourself to speak to us and see what we can do for you. We understand that good people sometimes make mistakes; we won’t judge you. Our attorneys believe in the Constitution. We believe in the principle that everyone is entitled to a vigorous aggressive defense. Unjust sentences are not what the legal system is meant to accomplish. You need an attorney who is willing to go to battle and we are in the trenches every single day tirelessly fighting for justice for our clients. No firm can guide you through the system better than Malamut & Associates.

When is a Sentencing Modification/Reduction possible?
Below are a few examples of when a sentencing medication or reduction may be appropriate.
  • An obvious or mathematical error when the sentence was imposed
  • The defendant has assisted/cooperated with another case/investigation while incarcerated/serving the imposed sentence
  • Age of the defendant, time served, type of crime, and if remains a danger to the public
  • Every situation is unique. Even if the reason you are seeking a sentence modification or reduction is not listed above, get in touch with us to schedule a consultation.

    When should I contact an Attorney?

    We strongly urge you not to hesitate to retain counsel if you or a family have been unfairly sentenced. Sentence modification motions must be submitted timely as a fast response is often necessary. If you are seeking a modification or reduction of an unfairly imposed sentence on yourself or a family member, contact Malamut & Associates today to schedule a consultation in order to discuss your specific situation.


    We offer free consultations in person at our Cherry Hill, NJ office, or we can come to you. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay any attorney fees at all unless we secure recovery compensation on your behalf. If we are not the appropriate firm to help you, we will offer counsel as to your best options. A representative of the firm can be reached at (856)424-1808, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We look forward to meeting you.