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Retroactive Guidelines: New development in Crack Cocaine sentencing

On August 30, 2010, the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA) became effective. The Fair Sentencing Act replaced the 100-to-1 crack to powder cocaine sentencing ratio with an 18-to-1 ratio under 21 U.S.C. § 841. Unfortunately, Congress did not act to have this law applied retroactively, meaning that those convicted and sentenced prior to the enactment of the law have been in legal limbo, having toargue for the common sense, retroactive application of the Fair Sentencing Act.

2012 Third Quarter Newsletter PDF

Not Guilt Verdict: The need for proper selection of jury

Any defendant, defense lawyer or a family member who has been involved in the criminal system understands how important it is to have an impartial and objective jury selected for the trial. The recent case of Torrence Hatch aka rapper, Lil’ Boosie who was charged with first degree murder in the State of Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish (Case No. 06-10-0603, 06-10-0605, 06-10-0607, 07-11-0383), is a perfect example of how important this aspect of criminal defense is.

2012 Second Quarter Newsletter PDF