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United States Sentencing Commission Proposing Reduction in ALL Federal Drug Offenses

The United States Sentencing Commission voted on January 9, 2014 to publish proposed guideline amendments that would lower by two levels the base offense level for all federal drug trafficking crimes.  This proposed change would like lower sentences by an average of 11 months and reduce the number of federal prisoners by an estimated 6,550 […]

The Department of Justice Supports Retroactive Application of Pending Reduced Drug Guideline Amendment under Certain Circumstances

As we have detailed in previous blog posts, the United States Sentencing Commission recently proposed amendments to the federal drug trafficking guidelines.  The proposed amendment would like lower sentences by an average of 11 months and reduce the number of federal prisoners by an estimated 6,550 within five years, according to Commission estimates.  On April […]