Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - New York East
Referring Agency: Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs

Show Details   Judge Compared
To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 44.0 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 70.0 - -
Past 5 Years 19.3 -40.9% -52.9%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Average Prison Sentence Comparison

For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie in the Eastern District of New York, the average prison sentence was 44.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement falling under the broad category of "Narcotics/Drugs". During the current fiscal year, Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie has sentenced 3 defendants compared with 2 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 Dearie was 19.3 months. This was 40.9% lower than the 32.7 months typical in New York East and 52.9% lower than the 41.0 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie sentenced 41 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.)

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Figure 1: Five Year Comparison of Average Prison Sentence
in Months

Figure 1 compares Judge Dearie'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 22 other judges in the Eastern District of New York with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 13.9 months to 68.9 months, putting Judge Dearie's average prison sentence of 19.3 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Eastern District of New York during that time was 32.7 months.

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Figure 2: Detailed Comparison among Judges for the Eastern District of New York

Professional Biography

Born 1944 in Rockville Center, NY

Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 3, 1986, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333; Confirmed by the Senate on March 14, 1986, and received commission on March 19, 1986. Served as chief judge, 2007-2011. Assumed senior status on April 3, 2011.

Fairfield University, B.A., 1966
St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1969-1971, 1977-1980
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1971-1977, 1980-1982; chief, Appeals Division, 1971-1974; chief, General Crimes Section, 1974-1976; chief, Criminal Division, 1976-1977; executive assistant U.S. attorney, 1977;
     chief assistant U.S. attorney, 1980-1982
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, 1982-1986

Lead Charges in Cases Handled

The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie for the past five years was "21 USC 952 - Importation of controlled substances". It accounted for 65.9% of all cases.

Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie over the past five years were: "21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy" (14.6%), "21 USC 963 - Attempt and conspiracy" (14.6%).

Lead Charge Judge District US  
21 USC 952 - Importation of controlled substances 65.9% 56.1% 31.1% More
21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy 14.6% 20.6% 12.6%  
21 USC 963 - Attempt and conspiracy 14.6% 15.9% 2.6%  
18 USC 1956 - Laundering of monetary instruments 2.4% 1.3% 0.3%  
21 USC 953 - Exportation of controlled substances 2.4% 0.3% 0.0%  

Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)

Number of Defendants in Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie's Cases

Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category  
1 1 120.00 05/10/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
2 1 0.01 02/24/12 Drugs-Organized Crime Task Force Details
3 1 12.03 10/07/11 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details

Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year