In United States vs. Maumau, 08-cr-00758, the District of Utah granted 3582 "Compassionate Release" Relief for a person who was imprisoned under an excessively long "Old Law" Pre-First Step Act 924(c) sentence.
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United States vs Venable Provides Answer Since the passage of the FIRST STEP Act in 2018 there have been hundreds of questions about whether inmates serving a term of Supervised Release would be able to seek relief as part of the retroactive application of the Fair Sentencing Act. In United States vs. Venable, No. 19-6280, […]
First Step Act changes allow courts to reduce sentences with the ability to determine extraordinary and compelling circumstances.
In Rigdill, a federal criminal appeal, the 9th Circuit held that a Fourteen-Level Enhancement required clear and convincing evidence from the government.
Presidential clemency power takes a different tone in the current administration, with pardons, clemencies, and commutations.
A New Case Before the Supreme Court: Shular v. United States When legal conversation touches on the 'categorical approach', there is one federal criminal sentencing statute that has garnered more attention from the United States Supreme Court this term than any other. In fact, the ACCA statute is ‘the gift that keeps on giving’ because […]