US Justice Department announces policy shift for low level & non-violent drug offenders

Eric Holder announced, as a part of its new "Smart On Crime" plan, that The US Justice Department will change its policy towards charging certain low-level and nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentencing. The shift will allow defendants without ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels to avoid mandatory minimum sentences.

 

Posted on August 17, 2013 and filed under News.