Criminal Defense Corner

Grand Theft has Just Gotten More Grand!

October 13th 2010

For as long as anyone can remember, petty theft was the theft of property valuing $400 or less. That made grand theft the theft of property valued at $400 or more. Of course back in the day, $400 was a lot of money. But it’s gotten to the point where if someone lifts a coat,  Read more…

U.S. Congress Improves Federal Crack-Cocaine Sentencing

October 8th 2010

During the summer, the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111-220, became law. This long overdue reform reduces the disparity, or double standard, between crack cocaine and powder cocaine at federal sentencing. For years, the possession of five grams of cocaine base or crack would land you in prison for a mandatory minimum term  Read more…

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