A Recent New York Review of Books article highlights sentencing power of prosecutors, mandatory sentences, and harsh sentencing guidelines in explaining “Why Innocent People Plead Guilty” In the latest issue of The New York Review of Books, U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff provides a review of how prosecutors have come to possess virtually unfettered sentencing powers in… Read more »
KASSIUS BENSON OBTAINS DISMISSAL OF CLIENT’S DRUG CHARGES On Monday, September 8, 2014, Kassius Benson successfully obtained a dismissal for a client charged with 2nd Degree Sale of a Controlled Substance in St. Louis County, Minnesota. The trial was sett to begin the following day.
FIRM NEWS: NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT On September 5, 2014, Kassius Benson obtained a Not Guilty Verdict on behalf of his client charged with First Degree Assault in Hennepin County. The jury acquitted in 2 hours. Congratulations to Mr. Benson and his client Tafari. It was a satisfying result for a client who had been fighting… Read more »
ANNOUNCEMENT: Congratulations to Kassius Benson and his client who received a non-prison probationary sentence in U.S. District Court for Minnesota on a Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana case. Our client put in a lot of work with 12-step programming and rehab to allow Mr. Benson to make a great argument on his behalf. Attorney Benson stated… Read more »
The law firm of Kassius Benson Law, P.A. sponsored a team at this year’s Minnesota Tough Mudder event. We had a great time and raised money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Thanks to all who participated and all of you who supported the team!