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Can you explain exactly what fast track or early disposition

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Can you explain exactly what fast track or early disposition is in a case and who is elegible to use this?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Law Pro replied 6 years ago.
Is this a criminal case or civil case?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Criminal case..federal.

Expert:  Law Pro replied 6 years ago.
What are the charges?

What is the criminal history of the person charged?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
922G Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person (illegal alien). No criminal history.
Expert:  Law Pro replied 6 years ago.
Operation Streamline is a Bush Administration program implemented in 2005 ordering federal criminal charges for every person who crosses the border illegally. In other words, it is a “zero tolerance” border enforcement program that targets even first time undocumented border-crossers. Instead of routing non-violent individuals caught crossing the border into civil deportation proceedings, Operation Streamline forces undocumented migrants through the federal criminal justice system and into U.S. prisons. Those who are caught making a first entry are prosecuted for misdemeanors punishable by up
to 6 months in prison, and those who reenter after deportation may be prosecuted for felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Under this fast-track program, a federal criminal case with prison and deportation consequences is resolved in 2 days or less.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
So, someone needs to ask for this right away when they first talk to their attorney? In other words, this would not be an option for someone who has been in jail for 5 months, but has not signed a guilty plea yet or would it?
Expert:  Law Pro replied 6 years ago.
No, it wouldn't be an option at that point - it's too late.

It needs to be requested immediately when charged with the alleged crime.