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The Law Office of Jeremy Gordon is an award winning federal criminal defense firm in practice since 2012. Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we’ve won favorable outcomes across the country. If you or a loved one need help with a criminal case, contact our office today to discuss how we can give you the representation you deserve.
June 5, 2024
Supreme Court Makes Armed Career Criminal Act Ruling: Brown

This case involves two persons who were charged with 922(g) offenses and enhanced by the Armed Career Criminal Act. Two Separate Cases, Two ACCA Enhancements Brown sold drugs to police officers in a series of controlled buys. The police officers conducted a search pursuant to a warrant of his home and found a gun. He […]

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February 17, 2024
Fourth Circuit Issues Important Case Interpreting Ruan: Smithers

Smithers:  Charged and convicted of Pill-Mill Offenses Smithers was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. The Government then added hundreds of counts to the charges via superseding indictments. At trial the prosecutors brought forth evidence to show that Smithers ran a “pill mill,” essentially that Smithers prescribed pain killer medication […]

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February 3, 2024
Compassionate Release News: Two District Courts Reject Prosecutor’s Arguments About Unusually Long Sentences

As many of you know, the United States Sentencing Commission made sentencing guideline amendments that became effective November 1, 2023. These included changes to what constituted Extraordinary and Compelling Reasons for purposes of a 3582(c)(1)(A) motion. Among the changes is an amendment for unreasonably long sentences: (6)       Unusually Long Sentence.—If a defendant received an unusually […]

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February 3, 2024
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel for Failing to Consult With a Client After Sentencing:  Tighe, No. 22-50332

Sentencing can be one of the most stressful times in a persons life. A person goes form being a defendant to finally convicted of the offense and they get sentenced. In my experience, things happen very fast as well; the parties make their arguments, the defendant makes their allocution, the judge pronounces sentence and then […]

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December 22, 2023
Legislative Update: A Puzzling Juxtaposition

A Bipartisan Move for Justice In a surprising turn of events, the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act, spearheaded by Congressman Steve Cohen, made its way through the House Judiciary Committee on November 2, 2023. Notably, the bipartisan measure earned unanimous approval with a 23-0 vote, paving its way to the floor of the full […]

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December 22, 2023
Sentencing Authority Challenged: Robinson

The Sentencing Dilemma In the complex world of federal criminal defense, a recent case in the Fifth Circuit has brought to light the critical importance of understanding the authority behind sentencing decisions. Robinson, charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and obstruction of justice, found himself in a predicament during sentencing that led […]

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December 22, 2023
Sixth Circuit Applies Continuous Course of Conduct: Cleveland

Understanding the Continuous Course of Conduct Doctrine In the realm of federal criminal defense, the Continuous Course of Conduct Doctrine plays a crucial role in determining the outcome of cases. A recent development in the Sixth Circuit sheds light on this doctrine through Cleveland's case (No. 21-3758), where convictions related to drug charges hinged on […]

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December 8, 2023
USSC Guideline Amendments

Sentencing Commission Proposals Update The United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) is actively considering and proposing amendments to federal sentencing guidelines, with potential implications for individuals currently within prison walls. The proposed changes cover a range of areas, and public comments are invited until February 22, 2024. Potential Guideline Regarding Loss The USSC suggests a noteworthy […]

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December 8, 2023
Second Circuit Overturns Drug Conviction: Gillon & Aguirre

In a recent legal development, the Second Circuit Court has taken action in the case of Gillon and Aguirre.  Both convicted of possession with intent to distribute drugs. The court's decision, which involves the application of the Double Jeopardy Clause, has significant implications for their sentences. Let's break down the details in simpler terms. The […]

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November 30, 2023
Certiorari for ACCA Sentencing Granted: Erlinger v. United States

In a significant grant of certiorari for ACCA sentencing, the Supreme Court has chosen to hear the case Erlinger v. United States.  When the Court grants certiorari, it means they are committing to hear and decide on a case. Understanding this process, it's noteworthy that out of over 7,000 cases presented each year, the Court selects […]

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