Case Conclusion Date:November 3, 2011
Practice Area:Criminal Defense
Outcome:Habeas granted; sentence vacated; defendant re-sentenced to 10-year mandatory minimum (time served)
Description:We were appointed by district court judge to represent client in pending habeas after judge discerned possible flaw in prior felony proceedings. Government eventually agreed with us that client's mandatory minimum 20-year sentence should be vacated and that he should be re-sentenced pursuant under the Fair Sentencing Act utilizing new mandatory minimum of ten years. Court in fact imposed 10-year sentence, which client has already served.