USSG Amendment 782-Retroactive Sentencing Reduction in Drug Cases

11/14/2014 | 7:47 | Jeffrey Lazarus, Assistant Federal Public Defender at FPD-OHN and Claire Curtis, Research & Writing Specialist at FPD-OHN

The United States Sentencing Commission amended the Sentencing Guidelines in 2014 whereby the offense level for federal drug-related trafficking cases is reduced retroactively by two offense levels.  That guideline law became effective on November 1, 2014.  Jeffrey Lazarus and Claire Curtis, attorneys in the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio, discuss the practical effect of this recent guideline amendment and its implementation in this district.