Month: November 2011

Supreme Court Grants Cert. to FSA Pipeline Issue

Hill v. United States (11-5721) Fair Sentencing Act and Crack Cocaine cases before and after its implementation are going to get their day in the Supreme Court! Great news today from the United States Supreme Court. With a split in Circuit Court decisions regarding application of Crack Cocaine Sentencing Guideline reductions from the Fair Sentencing …

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November Round-Up

From Crack Cocaine Sentence Reductions to Early Termination of Supervised Release November has been a big month in the world of federal corrections. Due to all the recent events, this will be a lengthy post on all matters federal-criminal. New Retroactive Crack Law The United States Sentencing Commission’s 2011 Amendments to their Guidelines Manual were …

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Early Termination of Federal Probation – Policy Factors

Early Termination of Federal Probation – The Policy That Guides Judges Post #2 of a 3-Part Series In this previous post on early termination of federal probation, we discussed the factors judges must consider by law when deciding whether or not to let somebody on federal supervision go early. In this post we’ll discuss the …

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Early Release from Federal Probation – What Judges Must Consider

Early Release from Federal Probation Post #1 of a 3-Part Series In this first part to our series on early release from federal probation early (or supervised release), we’ll take a close look at the statutory factors that judges must consider when somebody on supervision asks for early termination. The only unbreakable rule here is …

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Free Crack Cocaine Sentence Reduction Guidebook

PCR Consultants Has Published a Book(let)! Many of the calls we get here at PCR Consultants are about the November 1, 2011 Sentencing Guidelines Manual Amendment regarding crack cocaine sentence reductions. The first question potential clients ask is about eligibility. Who is eligible? What makes or breaks eligibility? As part of our services to families …

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