On July 18, 2014, The U.S. Sentencing Commission took a significant step to cut federal prison terms for drug offenses. The reform retroactively decreases the drug table set forth in U.S. Sentencing Guideline § 2(d) 1.1 by two-offense levels for all drug types. In short, it means that effective November 1, 2014 of this year some 50,000 people currently incarcerated in the federal prison system for drug offenses could be eligible for a reduction of their sentence by an average of about 2 years. The courts can begin granting motions for sentence reductions, under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2), on November 1, 2014. The Commission delayed the date upon which release may occur to November 1, 2015, in order to provide the courts with time to consider motions and provide the Bureau of Prisons and re entry agencies with time to prepare for re entry services.

Please contact my office if I can assist you, a family member, friend or your loved one in getting your sentence reduced pursuant to this new law enactment.