My brother, early twenties, was recently sentenced to 36 months of imprisonment in a federal case because of a violation of 18 USC 1029 (a) (3), fraud. He's currently being held in NY.
He has no past offenses and I feel that our lawyer was not knowledgeable enough on federal cases to provide the best options for him.
I'm looking for advice on what options he may have to reduce his sentence, go on probation earlier, or anything that would get him back to his family and child sooner. Would something like the Shock Incarceration be an option? Would it apply to a federal case?
Thank you for any advice or pointers! Please let me know if there is any other information I could provide to help, and I'll do my best to provide.