On July 18, 2014, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to apply a two-level reduction in the sentencing guidelines retroactively. The commission voted unanimously in April to lower the base offense levels in the Drug Quantity Table across drug types, which may mean lower sentences for most drug offenders in the future. What the commission did on July 18 was extend that reduction to offenders currently in prison, but with a requirement that reduced sentences not take effect until November 1, 2015. The U.S. Sentencing Commission press release can be found here.
If you have been charged with a crime, you should contact a criminal defense attorney. The Law Office of Ben Crittenden has extensive experience in criminal defense and is available for a free case evaluation at 907-771-9002. We have extensive experience in defending drug cases. You can find more information on our federal and state criminal pages as well as our blog.