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The Defender Services Office Training Division furthers the right to effective assistance of counsel by providing training and other resources to attorneys appointed under the Criminal Justice Act.





Sentencing Commission Votes to Retroactively Apply Its Amendment to the Drug Guidelines

Today the Sentencing Commission voted to retroactively apply its guideline amendment reducing the offense levels in the drug quantity table by two levels. The Commission's decision includes a requirement that reduced sentences cannot take effect until November 1, 2015.  Read the full text of the retroactivity amendment in this Reader-Friendly Version.  For more on the Commission's decision, see this press release.   
 

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