NACDL - Dolan v. United States

Dolan v. United States

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Brief filed: 03/02/2010

Documents

Dolan v. United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 09-367

Prior Decision

Decision below 571 F.3d 1022 (10th Cir. 2009).

Argument

Allowing a sentencing court to enter a restitution order under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act’s more than 90 days after sentencing, the time limit prescribed in 18 U.S.C. §3664(d)(5), deprives the defendant of important procedural protections, creates uncertainty as to timely appeal, and also negatively affects victims and the courts.

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Author(s)

Jonathan Marcus, et al., Covington & Burling LLC, Washington, DC and Peter Goldberger, Ardmore, PA.