12th Mar 2014

The Supreme Court made a ruling in the Rosemond v. U.S. case on March 5 that concerns how accomplices in 924(c) drug and gun cases are sentenced. more

6th Mar 2014

The Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 gives judges discretion to not abide by a mandatory minimum if they believe the mandatory minimum is unjustly high. more

14th Feb 2014

The Recidivism Reduction and Public Safety Act of 2013 would enable inmates to earn more time off their sentences. more

28th Jan 2014

I have received a huge number of calls and emails from people asking me how the memo issued by Attorney General Holder affects their loved one’s case. For almost all of them, my answer is, unfortunately, “It doesn’t.” more

9th Jan 2014

The ACLU reports, “On average, a Black person is 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a white person, even though Blacks and whites use marijuana at similar rates.” more

1st Jan 2014

Congress has begun to consider S. 1410 and H.R. 3382. If it finally passes, it will expand the federal “safety valve,” clarify some provisions of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, and decrease the mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses. more

30th Dec 2013

One of the perks of our long-awaited new website is our blog, which gives us a convenient, central location to post updates on changes in federal criminal law. more