If a driver doesn’t use a seat belt or doesn’t make their passengers use one, then the driver could face jail time. The Seat Belt Law, enacted in 1984, has not been used in this way until now. Previously, the Seat Belt Law would be a traffic ticket that would require a municipal court appearance, […]
Expungements are like an eraser that can wipe your record clean. Mistakes from your past can be eliminated from your criminal history. Are you eligible for an Expungement? When can you get your record expunged? Type of offenses that can be Expunged Number of offenses that can be Expunged Amount of time before Expungement is possible Juvenile […]
This week, the United States Sentencing Commission cut federal prison terms for drug offenses. The reform, adopted on July 18, 2014, retroactively decreases the drug table set forth in the United States sentencing guidelines by two offense levels across all drug types. Effective November 1, 2014, some 50,000 people who are currently incarcerated in the […]
Katherine Hartman is honored to accept an appointment as Chair of the Merit Selection Panel for the reappointment of Joel Schneider, United States Magistrate Judge. The Committee will work over the summer to make a recommendation to Chief Judge Simandle, prior to the October 30, 2014 end of Judge Schneider’s term.