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Crack Law

News about the retroactive crack law amendment that goes into effect November 1, 2011.

New Crack Cocaine Law Federal Guidelines Making Progress

The Eleventh Circuit issued a little, but still important, sentencing opinion in US v. Liberse, No. 12-10243 (11th Cir. July 30, 2012) to clarify just which defendants can now benefit from the new reduced crack guidelines. Here is how the opinion starts: This is the third decision we have issued in the past month concerning … Continue reading »

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Crack Law Details

The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 19863 establishes the basic framework of statutory penalties currently applicable to federal drug trafficking offenses. With respect to cocaine offenses, the Act specifies separate statutory ranges for trafficking offenses involving various quantities of crack cocaine and powder cocaine. Prior to August 3, 2010, for a first-time trafficking offense involving less … Continue reading »

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