Federal Drug Trafficking Offenders Could Be Eligible for Reduced Sentences
On July 14, 2014, the United States Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to apply a reduction in the sentencing guideline levels applicable to most federal drug trafficking offenders retroactively, meaning that many offenders currently in prison could be eligible for reduced sentences beginning November 2015. This reduction will affect approximately 46,000 individuals currently serving a drug sentence and will give an average reduction of about 25 months, give or take the original sentence. If Congress approves the amendment, beginning on November 1, 2014, Courts will start hearing motions to reduce sentence.
UPDATE: As of November 1, 2014, the United States Sentencing Commission and Congress approved a two-level sentence reduction in drug cases. This reductions will affect approximately 46,000 individuals currently serving a drug sentence and will give an average reduction of about 25 months from the original sentence.
Call attorney Sabrina Puglisi to see if you or your loved one qualifies for this reduction. Sabrina is dedicated to helping families reunite as quickly as possible.
“The U.S. Sentencing Commission decided Friday that nearly 50,000 federal drug offenders currently in prison are eligible for reduced sentences, a move that could flood the nation’s courts and prosecutors with applications for leniency.
“By a unanimous vote, the commission made retroactive an earlier change that had lightened potential punishments for most future drug offenders who are sentenced starting in November. Friday’s move extends that change to 46,000 current inmates, allowing them to have their cases reviewed again by a judge.
Read the full story about the potential reduction in drug sentences for federal drug trafficking.
- Bond & Pretrial Detention Hearings
- Drug Trafficking / Marijuana Growhouses
- Firearms/Weapons Cases
- Health Care Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Internet Sex Crimes / Pornography
- Money Laundering
- Mortgage Fraud
- Pre-Indictment Investigations
- RDAP Appeals
- Securities Fraud
- Subpoena Responses
- Tax Evasion/Tax Fraud
- Treaty Transfer
- Wire Fraud
- White Collar Crimes
Contact Attorney Puglisi with your legal need or issue
About the Avvo Rating : There is no bias; the rating is calculated using a mathematical model, and all lawyers are evaluated on the same set of standards. The Avvo Rating cannot be bought. It was developed by legal professionals and people looking for legal services.
The Clients’ Choice Awards are based on an average of the client reviews on the attorney’s profile. The rating model was developed with input from hundreds of attorneys, thousands of consumers, and many other legal professionals who deeply understand the work attorneys do.
Membership in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7.
Get Started Today On a Defense Strategy
Serving Greater Miami and Florida, and Federal Courts Throughout the US
About Puglisi Law
From offices in Miami, Attorneys Sabrina Puglisi and Dianne Caramés represent clients in federal courts throughout the United States, and in Florida state courts including Dade County, Broward County, and Monroe County. The law firm's focus is on federal and state criminal defense. Attorneys Puglisi and Caramés routinely represent clients in legal matters in county courthouses in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West, Florida.
Miami Criminal Defense Lawyers
Miami FL 33132-3002