Compassionate Release News

Harsh Federal Sentence Reduced

By Casey Richards | April 7, 2021

Example of a harsh federal sentence being reduced by compassionate release. April 6, 2021 United States v. Derrick 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64243 Harsh federal sentence and good behavior lead to sentence reduction Derrick L. McCreary was in prison for his role in two armed bank robberies that took place in January and February of…

Mother Granted Compassionate Release

By Casey Richards | April 7, 2021

Example of how being a mother can get you compassionate release. April 6, 2021 United States v. Solorio-Quintero 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64321 Mother with Covid-19 risk factors and young children granted compassionate release In 2015, Marisol Solorio-Quintero pleaded guilty to possessing and aiding and abetting the possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with the…

HIV + Granted Compassionate Release

By Casey Richards | April 6, 2021

HIV Compassionate Release Example April 6, 2021 United States v. Fernandez 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65017 HIV positive Covid survivor granted compassionate release Victor Alejandro Fernandez was convicted of one count each of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Computer Hacking in violation, and Aggravated Identity Theft. He was sentenced to a term of imprisonment totaling…

Stroke victim granted compassionate release

By Casey Richards | April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021 Stroke victim granted compassionate release Under the representation of Brandon Sample PLC, Scott Tran requested compassionate release primarily based on the result of a stroke he suffered in November 2019, and additionally due to his increased risk of severe COVID-19 disease he faces as a result. The stroke left Tran limited in…

Cancer survivor granted compassionate release

By Casey Richards | April 6, 2021

Another Compassionate Release Cancer Win today… as always remember to exercise caution before filing on your own behalf. Improperly prepared motions can damage your chances at success. April 6, 2021 United States v. Groat 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65194 Cancer survivor granted compassionate release On February 15, 2017, a grand jury charged Justin Greg Groat…

Covid-19 Survivor Granted Compassionate Release

By Casey Richards | April 3, 2021

April 2, 2021 Covid-19 Survivor Granted Compassionate Release United States v. Cameron 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62694 While Gregory Cameron suffers from a co-morbidity that places him at higher risk of complications were he to contract Covid-19, he has already suffered through the virus while in prison. Cameron, who pled guilty to one count of…

Excessive Sentence and Age Frees Federal Inmate

By Casey Richards | April 3, 2021

April 2, 2021 Nate Swint was convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin, two counts of possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to distribute and one count of attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Sentenced to two consecutive life sentences, Swint has been in federal custody since June…

Covid-19 Risk Leads to Compassionate Release for Inmate

By Casey Richards | April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021 Covid-19 Risk Leads to Compassionate Release for Inmate   United States v. Salas-Arroyo 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63092 Jose Salas-Arroyo pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment and five years of supervised release. At 60 years old, Salas-Arroyo was scheduled for release on August 8,…

Multiple Health Conditions Lead to Compassionate Release

By Casey Richards | April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021 Multiple Health Conditions Lead to Compassionate Release United States v. Maynor 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62645 Garrett R. Maynor pled guilty to one count of Manufacture of a Substance Containing Methamphetamine and was sentenced on January 10, 2011 to 168 months’ imprisonment, followed by six years of supervised release. He has been…

Compassionate Release Attorney

By Casey Richards | April 1, 2021

Do you need a compassionate release attorney? This is a question we get frequently at Brandon Sample PLC where we specialize in post-conviction federal criminal law including compassionate release motions. Many courts will accept compassionate release motions directly from the defendant in the form of a letter, so why should you shell out thousands of…