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Sentencing Guidelines for Nonviolent Drug Offenders

On April 10th, 2014, the U.S. Sentencing Commission UNANIMOUSLY approved a 2-level reduction to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for ALL drug cases. This guideline amendment will likely be effective in November of 2014. In June of this year, there will also be a hearing regarding the retroactivity of this amendment, which we also feel very strongly about. However, to preserve your rights regarding potential application and retro-activity of this section, you should secure the services of an attorney now. “This action by the U.S. Sentencing Commission represents a milestone in our effort to reshape the criminal justice system’s approach to dealing with drug offenders. This reduction in the federal sentencing guidelines, while modest, sends a strong message about the need to reserve the harshest penalties for the most serious criminals.”-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Read more: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/April/14-ag-409.html

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