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Florida Federal Cocaine Defense Attorney
Florida Federal Cocaine Defense Attorney
Tampa Drug Lawyer, Attorney W. F. ''Casey'' Ebsary, Jr. has just received some great news from a reliable source in the Federal Defense system. Rosemary Cakmis says, "There is much excitement in the air because the House of Representatives has finally joined the Senate in passing the bill that will change the decades-old statutory penalties for crack cocaine. Under the new law, instead of 100 grams of crack cocaine being punished the same as 1 gram of powder cocaine, the new ratio will be 18 grams of crack equals 1 gram of powder cocaine. Under this 18-to-1 ratio, it will take 28 grams of crack to trigger the 5-year minimum mandatory prison sentence, and 280 grams of crack to trigger the 10-year minimum mandatory .

The Federal Defense Attorney also told us, "remember, there is still the Sentencing Commission . The new law just changes the statutes; it does not change the sentencing guidelines. The Sentencing Commission has not YET changed the sentencing guidelines. We anticipate that the Sentencing Commission will change the guidelines within about 90 days after the enactment of this statute. We do not know what the new guideline amendment will say because it has not been drafted yet. We do not know if it will be retroactive or if it will affect career offenders. Again, we need to wait just a bit longer to see what happens." Thanks to Ms. Cakmis for her efforts and the efforts of her office.

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