In March 2017, the United States Sentencing Commission published a report titled, The Past Predicts the Future: Criminal History and Recidivism of Federal Offenders. The report’s findings were based on a study of over 25,000 federal offenders who were released from prison or placed on probation in 2005. The study was designed to […]
Judges May Consider Mandatory Minimum Sentence for Gun Offense When Determining Appropriate Sentence for Predicate Offense
Under federal law, it is a crime to use or carry a gun in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime, or to possess a gun in furtherance of such a crime. 18 USC 924(c). This crime carries a distinct penalty that must be imposed in addition to the punishment provided […]
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