Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs
Judge Claire V. Eagan didn't dispose of any cases in the Northern District of Oklahoma in the current fiscal year (2012) and disposed of 5 cases in the previous year.
Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Eagan was 50.9 months. This was 35.9% lower than the 79.5 months typical in Oklahoma North and 33.6% lower than the 76.7 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 15 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 Eagan'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 3 other judges in the Northern District of Oklahoma with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 64.6 months to 119.6 months, putting Judge Eagan's average prison sentence of 50.9 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 79.5 months.
Born 1950 in Bronx, NY
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
Nominated by George W. Bush on , to a seat vacated by Thomas Rutherford Brett; Confirmed by the Senate on October 23, 2001, and received commission on October 24, 2001. Served as chief judge, 2005-2012.
Trinity College, Washington, DC, B.A., 1972
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1976
Law clerk, Hon. Allen E. Barrow, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1976-1978
Private practice, Oklahoma, 1978-1998
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Claire V. Eagan for the past five years was "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A". It accounted for 86.7% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Claire V. Eagan over the past five years were: "21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy" (6.7%), "21 USC 856 - Establishment for manufacturing operations" (6.7%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 86.7% 75.4% 52.2% More 21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy 6.7% 15.8% 42.8% 21 USC 856 - Establishment for manufacturing operations 6.7% 1.8% 0.1%
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Claire V. Eagan's Cases
Judge Claire V. Eagan didn't handle any convictions of this type in the current fiscal year 2012.