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Thoughts on Federal Sentencing: Firearms and Drug Cases

By Nicole Deborde of Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm posted in Federal Crimes on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

In fiscal year 2012, the U.S. Sentencing Commission received 84,173 reports of federal criminal convictions. Of those, 5,768 involved the possession of firearms or ammunition by individuals prohibited from having them. People prohibited from having firearms include, but are not limitted to, people convicted of certain state or federal felonies or domestic violence misdemeanors. This federal crime is sometimes called a "gun charge", "possession of a firearm," "felon in possession of a firearm," or just "felon in possession." There are also enhancements to sentencing the Armed Career Criminal Act which can apply. Other "gun" issues include enhancements for the use of a gun during the comission of a narcotics offense or other crime as well as suppying incorrect information in forms during the purchase or transfer of firearms.

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Cops worry parents' drug arrests mean kids without support system

On behalf of Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm posted in Drug Charges on Friday, November 8, 2013.

In May 2006, more than 200 officers finished a 15-month undercover operation called “Operation Fish Bowl” with a massive drug raid. It resulted in the arrests of 41 people on federal drug distribution charges and the seizure of an estimated $1-million worth of drugs and 25 guns.

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