Probationary Sentence in Federal Credit Card Fraud Case
A defendant in a federal credit card fraud case facing imprisonment receives a probationary sentence following Ms. Lefeber's arguments for leniency based upon his unique family circumstances and his family's dependence upon him.
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…
In a major legal victory, in the case of, United States v. Manny Baker, 221 F. 3d 438 (3d Cir. 2000), the Third Circuit reversed the conviction of Manny Baker after Hope C. Lefeber’s impassioned arguments on appeal.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit agreed with Ms. Lefeber’s argument that the search violated…