Obtained grant of Presidential Clemency for life sentence without parole for marijuana
United States v. John Knock: David successfully filed group pardon petition with President Obama in 2012 and obtained Presidential Clemency commuting the sentences of John Knock and 5 other elderly federal inmates each of whom were serving at least one federal life sentence without the opportunity of parole (LWOP) for first time offenders participating in non-violent marijuana distribution conspiracies.
Read David's March, 2020 Motion to Reduce Sentence Pursuant to "First Step Act" here.
Read article: John Knock: Two Life Sentences for Marijuana.
Read article about John Knock's pardon by President Trump here.
Practice area(s): Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense