On December 22, 2018, President Trump signed the First Step Act, a prison and sentencing reform bill. Below is a brief summary of some of the provisions. It should be noted that most of the provisions are not retroactive.
Modifies Certain Mandatory…
The Supreme Court recently held that a guilty plea does not bar a federal criminal defendant from challenging the constitutionality of the statute of conviction on direct appeal. In Class v. United States, No. 16-424, _U.S._, 2018 WL 987347 (February…
A hard working woman who because of her actions while involved in a misguided romance,
found herself facing a 5 year mandatory minimum jail term on drug charges, received a sentence
of probation. Ms. Lefeber successfully proved to the Judge he true good nature of her client
through her many acts of charity and community service, excellent empl…