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Who Can Apply for a Sentence Reduction Under the Recent “Drugs Minus Two” Federal Sentencing Guideline Amendment?

July 29, 2014
Only July 18, 2014, the United States Sentencing Commission unanimously voted to make a recent amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines retroactive. The amendment was a significant change to the drug quantity table in §2D1.1 that the Sentencing Commission unanimously approved in April. Generally, the “Drugs Minus Two” amendment reduces the base offense level by […]

How I Would Defend Justin Ross Harris: Five Things That Need to Be Done Now

July 7, 2014
Justin Ross Harris remains in jail on child cruelty and felony murder charges. Rumors have already started circulating that he may be considering some sort of plea deal to avoid the death penalty. I have no doubt that the one-sided presentation of evidence by the State at his probable cause hearing came as a surprise […]

What Happens to Justin Ross Harris Now That He Has Been Denied Bond?

July 3, 2014
Well, the short answer is that he stays in jail. Today, Chief Magistrate Judge Frank Cox in Cobb County, Georgia denied Justin Ross Harris’ request for bond. The judge also found sufficient probable cause to bind the case over to the grand jury on both the felony murder and second degree child cruelty charges. I […]

The Dangers of “No-Knock” Search Warrants

July 1, 2014
Bou Bou Phonesavanh, the baby that was severely injured by a flash-bang grenade during the execution of a “no-knock” warrant in Habersham County, was released from the hospital today. Although the child’s injuries are severe and he has a long road to recovery, I am sure the family is happy that he can at least […]

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