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September 23, 2022
Ninth Circuit Remands For Resentencing and Consideration of Minor Role Adjustment: Rodriguez

FACTS:  Rodriguez Accused of Drug Smuggling, Denied Minor Role Reduction by Court In August 2020, Rodriguez was asked if he was willing to smuggle drugs into the United States in return for a few thousand dollars. Rodriguez agreed and was provided with drugs already loaded into it and instructed to cross the border and await […]

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July 26, 2022
2nd Cir.: Substantive Hobbs Act Robbery Not Crime of Violence for Career Offender: Chappelle

In United States vs. Chappelle, the Second Circuit held that Substantive Hobbs Act Robbery was not a crime of violence for the career offender enhancement. Chappelle's Crime and Sentencing Chappelle was charged in a three-count indictment with conspiracy to distribute narcotics, in violation of 21 U.S.C. 846 and 841, conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, in […]

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July 12, 2022
Serious Drug Offense Depends on Version of Controlled Substance Act

Serious drug offense case remanded to be sentenced without the ACCA enhancement. United States v. Jackson, 21-13963 (11th Cir. 2022) Jackson entered a guilty plea to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  This was in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g). According to the factual basis in support of his plea, […]

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July 30, 2021
Failing to Ask for Variance can Serve as Ineffective Assistance of Counsel: Thomas

The failure to ask for a downward variance due to a pending deportation when the PSI gave clues to its viability serves as a reminder to all.

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June 6, 2021
Appellate Courts Split on Application of Safety Valve

The Ninth and Eleventh Circuits came to a Circuit Split on the application of the Safety Valve.

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March 21, 2021
Sixth Circuit Reverses Obstruction Enhancement

The District Court Judge did not sufficiently explain why the obstruction enhancement was warranted.

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February 2, 2021
Federal Charges: DOJ Reverses Trump-Era Guidance

The goal of this interim step is to ensure that decisions about charging, plea agreements, and advocacy at sentencing are based on the merits of each case.

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March 1, 2020
Sentence Reduction Granted on First Step Act 404 Motion

In United States vs. Hardwick, the Third Circuit remanded the denial of a FIRST STEP Act reduction to the district court.

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July 2, 2018
Plain Error Found by 6th Circuit Regarding Fake News

6th Circuit finds plain error in case of Fleming and use of inaccurate news article. Case was vacated and remanded for resentencing.

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May 11, 2018
Case Vacated and Remanded for Improper Summation

In US vs. Ballard, the Second Circuit vacated and remanded a case for a new trial after prosecutor used improper argument in summation.

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