Appeals Case Concerning Section 851

Section 851 of the Controlled Substances Act (or, 21 U.S.C. 851) authorizes federal prosecutors to use a defendant’s prior felony drug conviction to subject a defendant to an increased penalty. This law is commonly used in appeals. Recently, the Ninth Circuit in United States v. Ocampo-Estrada vacated a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence that was imposed… Read More

Common Grounds for Drug Appeals

If you have been charged with a federal drug crime, you likely understand that convictions can seriously impact your future through prison sentences, fines, and damage to your reputation. A seasoned criminal defense attorney can discuss the various potential ways in which you might able to appeal your case. This article will review some of… Read More