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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.
November 14, 2022
Courts Consider Arson Crimes as Predicates to 924(c) "Crimes of Violence"

District Court Holds that Possession of Destructive Device in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence is Invalid for Arson United States v. Mujera Lung’aho, No. 4:20-cr-288-1 (Order) (E.D. AR, October 18, 2022) 924(c)(1)(B) has a 30-year mandatory minimum sentence. That provision is violated when persons use a “destructive device” during a crime of violence. The […]

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November 11, 2022
Drug Sentence Vacated after Defendant Presents “Some Evidence” with objection: Moore

Facts: Moore pleads to a drug case but challenged the method of finding of drug weight. Moore plead guilty to crimes involving 21 U.S.C. 841.  One of those counts involved meth in his home. Before sentencing, the probation officer consulted a lab report from the DEA. The DEA report had an amount of the weight […]

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November 11, 2022
Compassionate Release Granted on Apprendi Error: West

Facts:  West was sentenced as if "Death Resulted" When he was Not Charged with Death Resulting West was charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce in the commission of a murder for hire under 18 U.S.C. 1958. The base statutory maximum there is up to 10 years. If personal injury results, the statutory maximum goes […]

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November 1, 2022
United States Sentencing Commission Considers Guideline Amendments for Upcoming 2022-2023 Term

A now whole sentencing commission begins to consider changes to the federal sentencing guidelines. We will place all of our updates about the 2022-2023 cycle here for easy review. September 29 Update: Sentencing Commission Puts out Initial List of Priorities Long-time readers will know that the Sentencing Commission has been deeply broken for a number […]

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October 28, 2022
Eighth Circuit Vacates ACCA enhancement: Owen

Facts:  Repeat Offender Challenges Enhancement due to Overbroad State Statute. Owen was enhanced at sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act, or ACCA.  In the past he pled guilty to committing the third-degree offense of selling cocaine twice in Minnesota.  These were used in his ACCA enhancement. (Note: The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) sets […]

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October 28, 2022
Government’s Breach of Plea Leads to Vacatur of Sentence on Plain Error: Malone

Facts:  Malone Plead Guilty to Charges After Alleged Bond Violations Malone was charged with charges of Fraud, transportation and sale of a stolen motor vehicle.  He was arrested and placed on bond with a condition that he not violate the law again. Shortly afterwards he was accused of listing vehicles for sale that he did […]

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October 6, 2022
President Biden Grants Pardons to Federal Marijuana Possession Offenses

On October 6, 2022, President Biden indicated that he was pardoning all individuals that were convicted of Federal Marijuana Possession cases. Here is everything that we know so far about Biden's Proclamation and how it will work. Biden Proclaims that Federal Marijuana Possession Offenses are Pardoned The news came out earlier today that all federal […]

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September 30, 2022
Gordon Defense Mailbag | The CARES Act, Legislation and "Hard Time"

In this episode of the Mailbag, we discuss the pending legislation that is before congress that can assist federal inmates and how much of it is stuck in the senate. We also cover what to do if an incarcerated person is denied the CARES Act and whether all of the incarcerated persons are going to […]

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September 30, 2022
Appellate and District Courts Grapple with Firearms Crimes Challenges Post-Bruen

Less than six months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court changed long-standing law related to how courts should evaluate restrictions on Second Amendment rights to have firearms. That case was New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v. Bruen, 142 S. Ct. 2111 (2022). In the wake of that case, defendants across the country are now […]

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September 30, 2022
Court Finds Immigration Ineffectiveness: Rodriguez

Rodriguez was charged by a grand jury with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. 846, 841(a)(1). Rodriguez agreed to plead guilty to the conspiracy charge pursuant to a plea agreement. As is typical, the plea agreement contained a broad […]

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