On June 11, 2009 Charles C. Lynch was sentenced to one year and one day in Federal Prison. The judge in the case applied the safety valve to Lynch and saved him from a 5 year mandatory minimum. The judge said that he believed Lynch did his best to abide by State Laws and registered with the government, something most criminals don't do. Also the judge said that he did not believe Lynch to be a flight risk and believed there were grounds for appeal. He then allowed Lynch to walk out of the court room on bail pending appeal. Lynch's lawyers asked for the extra day so Lynch if he were to serve time could get out on good behavior because anybody sentenced to over a year is eligible for early release with good behavior. Mandatory minimum sentences don't allow early release for good behavior. Major news organization representatives and supporters were there as Lynch walked out of the court house. Lynch's attorney's filed a notice of appeal on June 15, 2009. On April 29, 2010 Judge Wu issued his Sentencing Memo and Final Commitment and Judgment order. Click here for the final judgment page.