Attorney General Taking Steps in the Right Direction

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By Jessica Travis on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced that the Justice Department will be changing its minimum mandatory sentencing policies for “low-level, nonviolent” drug offenders. During his speech at an American Bar Association conference held in San Francisco in August, Holder discussed that he has directed United State’s Attorneys that low-level drug offenders will not be charged with harsh penalties that require minimum mandatory sentences.

Minimum mandatory prison sentences were created in response to the 1980’s war on drugs. These laws required judges to impose mandatory prison terms for certain drug offenses. Holder’s restructuring of these sentences attempts to bring relief to the financial and practical burdens that these sentencing guidelines inflict.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/12/politics/holder-mandatory-minimums/index.html

Although the Attorney General’s overhaul of minimum mandatory sentencing is a good start in remedying the overcrowding and racial disparity problems our nation’s prison system currently faces, minimum mandatory laws are still “in the books” and US Attorneys must still abide by these statutes when charging offenders for certain crimes. Therefore, in order to truly do away with minimum mandatory laws, Congress must pass legislation changing or abolishing the minimum mandatory statues.

Holder’s plan to change the minimum mandatory scheme is really an attempt to alleviate the prosecution of certain drug offenders. Marijuana offenses are the most prevalent crimes that are being unfairly prosecuted due to the minimum mandatory laws. Although reducing prosecution of lesser drug offenses, such as marijuana, is a step in the right direction in Holder’s attempt to reform the sentencing system, effective change cannot occur until marijuana laws are completely restructured nation-wide.

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Client Review of Jessica Ann Travis

Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.

Carlos

5.0
2018-07-27T17:43:02+00:00

Carlos

Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.

I can not thank her enough.

I was involved in an auto accident and went looking for a lawyer. I had found Jessica on a work website upon my searching. She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I felt very confident form the start that she was going to be able to take care of my problem. I can not thank her enough.

Natalie

5.0
2018-07-27T17:49:08+00:00

Natalie

I was involved in an auto accident and went looking for a lawyer. I had found Jessica on a work website upon my searching. She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I felt very confident form the start that she was going to be able to take care of my problem. I can not thank her enough.

The most Responsive and Trustworthy Attorney I’ve ever hired.

Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus.

Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.

Sean

5.0
2018-07-27T17:42:25+00:00

Sean

Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus. Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.

Customer Service, Offerings, Timeliness, Quality

I would highly recommend Jessica Travis to anyone who is in need of a Violation of Probation Lawyer. I reside out of state and with a family member needing urgent attention in a VOP case finding Jessica online was nothing I would regret.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:38:16+00:00

Anonymous

I would highly recommend Jessica Travis to anyone who is in need of a Violation of Probation Lawyer. I reside out of state and with a family member needing urgent attention in a VOP case finding Jessica online was nothing I would regret.

Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

Julio

5.0
2018-07-27T17:44:21+00:00

Julio

I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

Excellent lawyer

It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed. Thanks.

Ronaldo

5.0
2018-07-27T17:47:39+00:00

Ronaldo

It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed. Thanks.

FABULOUS LAWYER

I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:49:45+00:00

Anonymous

I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.

An attorney that not only cares about her clients but she also fights for justice!!

Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:41:35+00:00

Anonymous

Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!

Competent, Efficient, and Friendly

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Anjum

5.0
2018-07-27T17:48:22+00:00

Anjum

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

I’m so glad I was able to seek out her help . . .

I was recently involved in an auto accident in which a bicyclist ran into the side of my car. Even though I was not at fault, the FHP officer gave me a ticket and wanted to put four points on my license. I have a very clean driving record and have been driving for 15 years. Needless to say, I was very upset. Jessica helped resolve the situation such that the ticket was dismissed and no points were put on my license. I'm so glad I was able to seek out her help and I highly recommend her services as a traffic attorney. Thank you Jessica.

William

5.0
2018-07-27T17:46:59+00:00

William

I was recently involved in an auto accident in which a bicyclist ran into the side of my car. Even though I was not at fault, the FHP officer gave me a ticket and wanted to put four points on my license. I have a very clean driving record and have been driving for 15 years. Needless to say, I was very upset. Jessica helped resolve the situation such that the ticket was dismissed and no points were put on my license. I'm so glad I was able to seek out her help and I highly recommend her services as a traffic attorney. Thank you Jessica.

Offerings, Other, Timeliness, Customer Service, Quality

Jessica Travis and her staff are the top of Orlando best attorney that can offer you what you need and give you results you need.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-08-06T15:12:42+00:00

Anonymous

Jessica Travis and her staff are the top of Orlando best attorney that can offer you what you need and give you results you need.

My legal issue was taken care of efficiently . . .

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Anjum

5.0
2018-07-27T17:46:00+00:00

Anjum

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Exceptional attorney

Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!

Cindy

5.0
2018-07-27T17:43:42+00:00

Cindy

Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!
5
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Disclaimer: Results may not be typical. You may not have as beneficial a result.

Testimonials

Excellent lawyer

It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed. Thanks.

Ronaldo

5.0
2018-07-27T17:47:39+00:00

Ronaldo

It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed. Thanks.

I can not thank her enough.

I was involved in an auto accident and went looking for a lawyer. I had found Jessica on a work website upon my searching. She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I felt very confident form the start that she was going to be able to take care of my problem. I can not thank her enough.

Natalie

5.0
2018-07-27T17:49:08+00:00

Natalie

I was involved in an auto accident and went looking for a lawyer. I had found Jessica on a work website upon my searching. She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I felt very confident form the start that she was going to be able to take care of my problem. I can not thank her enough.

The most Responsive and Trustworthy Attorney I’ve ever hired.

Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus.

Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.

Sean

5.0
2018-07-27T17:42:25+00:00

Sean

Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus. Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.

Customer Service, Offerings, Timeliness, Quality

I would highly recommend Jessica Travis to anyone who is in need of a Violation of Probation Lawyer. I reside out of state and with a family member needing urgent attention in a VOP case finding Jessica online was nothing I would regret.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:38:16+00:00

Anonymous

I would highly recommend Jessica Travis to anyone who is in need of a Violation of Probation Lawyer. I reside out of state and with a family member needing urgent attention in a VOP case finding Jessica online was nothing I would regret.

Competent, Efficient, and Friendly

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Anjum

5.0
2018-07-27T17:48:22+00:00

Anjum

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

My legal issue was taken care of efficiently . . .

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Anjum

5.0
2018-07-27T17:46:00+00:00

Anjum

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Exceptional attorney

Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!

Cindy

5.0
2018-07-27T17:43:42+00:00

Cindy

Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!

I’m so glad I was able to seek out her help . . .

I was recently involved in an auto accident in which a bicyclist ran into the side of my car. Even though I was not at fault, the FHP officer gave me a ticket and wanted to put four points on my license. I have a very clean driving record and have been driving for 15 years. Needless to say, I was very upset. Jessica helped resolve the situation such that the ticket was dismissed and no points were put on my license. I'm so glad I was able to seek out her help and I highly recommend her services as a traffic attorney. Thank you Jessica.

William

5.0
2018-07-27T17:46:59+00:00

William

I was recently involved in an auto accident in which a bicyclist ran into the side of my car. Even though I was not at fault, the FHP officer gave me a ticket and wanted to put four points on my license. I have a very clean driving record and have been driving for 15 years. Needless to say, I was very upset. Jessica helped resolve the situation such that the ticket was dismissed and no points were put on my license. I'm so glad I was able to seek out her help and I highly recommend her services as a traffic attorney. Thank you Jessica.

Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

Julio

5.0
2018-07-27T17:44:21+00:00

Julio

I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

Client Review of Jessica Ann Travis

Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.

Carlos

5.0
2018-07-27T17:43:02+00:00

Carlos

Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.

Offerings, Other, Timeliness, Customer Service, Quality

Jessica Travis and her staff are the top of Orlando best attorney that can offer you what you need and give you results you need.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-08-06T15:12:42+00:00

Anonymous

Jessica Travis and her staff are the top of Orlando best attorney that can offer you what you need and give you results you need.

An attorney that not only cares about her clients but she also fights for justice!!

Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:41:35+00:00

Anonymous

Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!

FABULOUS LAWYER

I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:49:45+00:00

Anonymous

I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.
5
13

Disclaimer: Results may not be typical. You may not have as beneficial a result.

In line with the overhaul of his minimum mandatory laws initiative, the Attorney General is furthering his attempt to alleviate the harshness of sentencing on lesser drug offenses by not federally prosecuting marijuana that has been legalized in some states. Specifically, Colorado and Washington have recently legalized marijuana consumption in their states. Holder announced that the US Department of Justice will take a hands-off approach in governing marijuana regulation in these two states. However, he reiterates clearly that the Department of Justice will still maintain the right to prosecute people who engage in greater crimes involving marijuana, such as distribution to minors and involvement in gang-related dealings.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/29/politics/holder-marijuana-laws/index.html

In Florida, the marijuana laws are still strictly in place and Florida prosecutors have not been given any directive to become more lenient on the harsh minimum mandatory laws that are currently set for marijuana offenders. Because these laws remain in place, State Attorneys in Florida continue to prosecute and charge marijuana offenders with the minimum mandatory sentencing found in the Florida statutes. Therefore, although Holder’s changing of minimum mandatory sentencing is a step in the right direction, a real change in the sentencing guidelines cannot come about until the Federal and Florida statutes dealing with minimum mandatory sentencing are changed or deleted.

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