Federal Clemency Attorneys- More Drug Offenders Will Be Eligible For Relief

If you have a loved one serving time in federal prison for a non-violent crime, he/she is able to apply for clemency under new rules were announced by the Justice Department. The new criteria focused on people serving significantly inflated terms considering the current sentencing laws.

We urge you to contact our law office to discuss possible relief for you or your family member, who is currently incarcerated. The current administration has a goal of ensuring that there are enough resources to review an increased amount of federal clemency applications from qualified inmates. More than 20,000 incarcerated clients have submitted applications to the clemency project, and you might qualify for the relief as well.  

On April 21, 2014, Attorney General Holder announced 

“Later this week, the deputy attorney general will announce new criteria that the department will consider when recommending applications for the President’s review. This new and improved approach will make the criteria for clemency recommendation more expansive. This will allow the Department of Justice and the president to consider requests from a larger field of eligible individuals. Once these reforms go into effect, we expect to receive thousands of additional applications for clemency. And we at the Department of Justice will meet this need by assigning potentially dozens of lawyers – with backgrounds in both prosecution and defense – to review applications and provide the rigorous scrutiny that all clemency applications require.”


The same week DOJ stated the criteria that prisoners need to meet in order to receive federal clemency:

1) inmates who are currently serving a federal sentence in prison and, by operation of law, likely would have received a substantially lower sentence if convicted of the same offense today;

2) are non-violent, low-level offenders without significant ties to large-scale criminal organizations, gangs, or cartels;

3) have served at least 10 years of their sentence;

4) do not have a significant criminal history;

5) have demonstrated good conduct in prison; and

6) have no history of violence prior to or during their current term of imprisonment.

What we do:

Attorneys at LAWSTACHE LAW FIRM are prepared to review your file and the sentence you have received. We will evaluate all the documents, including the prescreening reports, judgments (and court modified sentence if applicable), BOP progress reports, medical reports, and requests for relief. We will request proper relief in light of Supreme Court cases US v. Booker (2005) and Alleye v. US

Attorneys at LAWSTACHE LAW FIRM have significant experience handling federal cases. We will provide high-quality representation to those who qualify for federal clemency relief by preparing the most effective petition in light of new criteria set by the Justice Department. It is a rare opportunity in US history that we will be able to remedy the harsh and unfair sentencing practices.

Please call our office at 619-357-6677 to discuss possible relief under the new federal clemency law.