Cases & Deals

Successful habeas corpus petition on double jeopardy violation ground

Clients Guzman, Rigoberto S.

In this habeas petition, the Jones Day team represented a Mexican national who was convicted of and sentenced for cocaine trafficking and attempted possession of cocaine. The Jones Team filed the initial habeas petition in the district court and appealed the case to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on double jeopardy violation ground. On December 3, 2009, the Sixth Circuit remanded the case to the district court with instructions to vacate the consecutive sentence on attempted cocaine possession. The client's sentence is reduced by 5 years.