January 17, 2014

Drug Sentences Slashed in Cocaine Cases

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Lawyer for cocaine cases notes new United States Supreme Court case law on Mandatory minimum sentencing for Drug offenses under the Fair Sentencing Act's more lenient mandatory minimum provisions.

The Court ruled today that the favorable provisions apply to offenders who committed crack cocaine crime before effective date of Act,  but were sentenced after Act took effect .

The Court also held the new Act's lower minimums also apply to those who committed an offense prior to effective date of Act and were sentenced after the new Act's effective date, before new Guidelines took effect.