“When I was arrested by the Feds on Drug Conspiracy charges, they told me I was facing mandatory life in federal prison without the possibility of parole. I knew that I was innocent, but I was scared . . . so I knew that I would have to find a lawyer who was not afraid of the Feds and would take my case to trial. I chose Greg Robey because he is a fighter. After over 2 weeks in a federal jury trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. My family and I am forever grateful to Mr. Robey.” -L.B., Mansfield, Ohio
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure to reduce the disparity between prison sentences for crack cocaine and powder cocaine offenses. Under the new law, trafficking in 28 grams of crack cocaine (as opposed to just 5 grams under the old law), brings a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 5 years; and trafficking in 280 grams of crack cocaine (as opposed to just 50 grams under the old law), brings a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. However, there is no provision for retroactivity to apply to those persons already charged or sentenced under the old law. It is expected that President Obama will sign this legislation into law very soon.