A cooperative criminal defendant may receive a three-level reduction, for "acceptance of responsibility," if "the defendant has assisted authorities in the investigation or prosecution of his own misconduct by timely notifying authorities of his intention to enter a plea of guilty, thereby permitting the government to avoid preparing for trial and permitting the government and the court to allocate their resources efficiently," pursuant to U.S. Sentencing Guidelines §3E1.1(b).
U.S. v. Logan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
May 6, 2013