Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - New York East
Lead Charge: 21 USC 952 - Importation of controlled substances
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs

Show Details   Judge Compared
To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 60.0 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 70.0 - -
Past 5 Years 25.2 13.0% -19.8%
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 60.0 months, when looking only at cases with a lead charge of "21 USC 952 - Importation of controlled substances" falling under the broad category of "Narcotics/Drugs". During the current fiscal year, Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie has sentenced 2 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 25.2 months. This was 13.0% higher than the 22.3 months typical in New York East and 19.8% lower than the 31.4 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie sentenced 32 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 21 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 9.0 months to 90.0 months, putting Judge Dearie's average prison sentence of 25.2 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Eastern District of New York during that time was 22.3 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 Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled

The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie for the past five years was the Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It accounted for 84.4% of all cases.

Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Raymond Joseph Dearie over the past five years were: Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration (12.5%), Homeland Security - Other (3.1%).

Agency Judge District US  
Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement 84.4% 71.8% 90.5% More
Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration 12.5% 5.0% 2.3%  
Homeland Security - Other 3.1% 10.9% 1.7%  

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

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