“How Long is the Federal Criminal Appeals Process?” This is a question our office gets all the time, and it would be great if we
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The First Step Act The First Step Act is the first meaningful criminal justice reform in many years. One of the main pillars of the
The Supreme Court judgement under Rehaif says that a felon must have knowledge that they are unable to be in possession of a firearm. Why
What Good We Can Learn About Home Confinement and the Elderly Offender Home Detention Program From a Freedom of Information Act Request
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Federal criminal appeals are difficult to understand, so this blog is going to address one of the common misconceptions. A main misconception is that a
Our office gets many questions about the topic of ineffective assistance of counsel. In this short blog, we’re going to attempt to provide a bit
The FIRST STEP Act makes changes to the way that “good time” is assessed by the Bureau of Prisons, retroactively applies the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Reauthorizes the Second Chance Act, allows inmates to petition the court for compassionate release, bans the shackling of women during child birth, adds “sunlight” provisions to parts of these bills and several other things. This explainer will discuss a majority of portions of the Act.
The piece of legislation known as the FIRST STEP ACT has passed both the House and Senate.
In United States vs. Lewis, 17-7033, the Tenth Circuit offered guidance on how to apply Mathis to a Johnson Claim
In United States vs. Qunitero, No. 17-20727 the Fifth Circuit held that an error in the sentencing guidelines could meet the plain error analysis. Quintero
SIXTH CIRCUIT HOLDS THAT HOBBS ACT ROBBERY NOT PROPER ENHANCEMENT FOR CAREER OFFENDER LEVEL GUIDELINES
In United States of America vs Desmond Camp, No. 17-1879, the Sixth Circuit held that a Hobbs Act Robbery was not a proper enhancement for the Career Offender Guidelines.
The Community Safety and Security Act of 2018: Does It Spell More Trouble for Immigrants in the U.S.?
In the Wake of Dimaya, Congress Creates a Sweeping Definition of a “Crime of Violence” A recent op-ed in the New York Times characterizes the
SIXTH CIRCUIT FINDS CORRECTED SENTENCE ILLEGAL AND UNREASONABLE United States vs. Nichols, No. 17-5580 Nichols was convicted for felon in possession of a firearm in
SIXTH CIRCUIT VACATES DISTRICT COURT’S DENIAL OF 28 U.S.C. 2241 PETITION RAISING A CLAIM UNDER BURRAGE
In 2009, Kurt Harrington was convicted of seven drug offenses. The government filed a notice pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 841 and 851 based on a
Pablo Lovo and Joel Sorto were found guilty of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, 18 U.S.C. 1951, and using, carrying or possessing a firearm
584 U. S. ____ (2018), No. 16–1027. The Supreme Court handed down an important search and seizure case in Collins vs. Virginia. Officers from