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Daily Archives: July 19, 2011

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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Famm Gives Summary on Supreme Court Ruling

FAMM summary of the decision In Freeman v. United States, No. 09-10245 (June 23, 2011),  the Supreme Court ruled that a defendant who enters a “binding” plea agreement may petition the court for early release should the sentencing guideline range be reduced and the reduction made retroactive.  At issue was whether a sentence imposed in … Continue reading »

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