Judge Michael W. Mosman
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oregon
Referring Agency: Department of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
Program Area: Other
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Michael W. Mosman in the District of Oregon, the average prison sentence was 28.6 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms falling under the broad category of "Other". During the current fiscal year, Judge Michael W. Mosman has sentenced 5 defendants compared with 4 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Mosman was 32.2 months. This was 27.1% lower than the 44.1 months typical in Oregon and 69.5% lower than the 105.6 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced 12 defendants during the past five years.
(CAUTION: The kinds of cases handled by individual judges influences statistical information about their sentences. It therefore is important to consider the breakdown of cases that each has handled, available below, when making judge-by-judge comparisons.)
Figure 1 compares Judge Mosman's numbers to those for judges in this district and in the United States as a whole for cases of this type over the last five years.
During the last five years there were 7 other judges in the District of Oregon with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 15.0 months to 102.0 months, putting Judge Mosman's average prison sentence of 32.2 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Oregon during that time was 44.1 months.
Born 1956 in Eugene, OR
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Oregon
Nominated by George W. Bush on May 8, 2003, to a seat vacated by Robert E. Jones; Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 2003, and received commission on September 26, 2003.
Ricks College, A.B., 1979
Utah State University, B.S., 1981
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 1984
Law clerk, Hon. Malcolm Wilkey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1984-1985
Private practice, 1985
Law clerk, Justice Lewis F. Powell, Supreme Court of the United States, 1985-1986
Private practice, Portland, Oregon, 1986-1988
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Oregon, 1988-2001
U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, 2001-2003
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Michael W. Mosman for the past five years was "18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts". It accounted for 58.3% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Michael W. Mosman over the past five years were: "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" (25.0%), "26 USC 5861 - Tax on Making Firearms - Prohibited acts" (16.7%).
Number of Defendants in Judge Michael W. Mosman's Cases
Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category 1 1 18.00 02/22/12 Violence-Other Details 2 1 37.00 02/06/12 Violence-Other Details 3 1 18.00 01/05/12 Violence-Other Details 4 1 13.00 11/03/11 Violence-Other Details 5 1 57.00 10/11/11 Violence-Other Details
Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year