Good news for Federal Drug Defendants!

Today the Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to adjust the Drug Quantity Table down by 2 levels. This amendment to the guidelines will be submitted to Congress by May 1, 2013. Barring Congressional action, it will take effect November 1, 2014. What this means for you if you have been charged with a federal drug offense is that the sentencing range you are subject to under the Sentencing Guidelines will be reduced. It’s important that you have a defense attorney that is aware of this important change and argues this upcoming change should apply to you now in what is termed a motion for variance. Attorney General Holder has already instructed U.S. Attorneys “not to object if defendants in court seek to have the newly proposed guidelines applied to them during sentencing.” http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/March/14-ag-263.html