What’s New July 2020

COVID-19 Updates: Compassionate Release for Federal Inmates and DC Code Offenders Through the First Step Act, Congress sought to revive compassionate release of inmates by allowing them to directly petition courts for relief from their sentence, rather than leaving that power solely in the hands of the BOP.  Under the First Step Act, a court may […]

What’s New in June

Courts are beginning to reopen. However, given the manner COVID-19 transmits, and the nature of in-person court proceedings, especially jury trials, there remains a severe public health risk to participants. The measures proposed to address these concerns include virtual hearings, social distancing, masks, and shields. The “new normal” for a criminal jury trial threatens the […]

May COVID Motions

During the COVID-19 pandemic, getting our clients out of jail is our priority. For client held presentence in Maryland, DC, or federal custody, we are pressing forward with bond review motions, motion to recall warrants or convert to summons, and alternatives to pretrial detention. For our clients held postsentence, we are seeking relief through motions […]

What’s New In April

While we are all at home under a stay-in-place order, RaquinMercer continues to fight for our clients. We are available to consult with you by phone or video conference regarding your case or loved one’s case. We are staying in touch with our clients in jail to keep up to date on conditions during this […]

March Motions!

Motions practice and Pre-Trial Litigation is a huge part of RaquinMercer’s litigation strategy. Motions to Dismiss, Motions to Suppress, Motions to Sever, and Motions to Exclude are used in almost every case we have. Motions in Limine – in writing and in advance of the trial date – are the most tactical tools we used […]


Appeal Your Case with RaquinMercer! With two cases already overturned in 2019, two briefs written last month, two more due in February, and several oral arguments to come in the Spring, RaquinMercer has established a serious appellate practice in Maryland. Click to see our recent wins! Case 1 | Case 2

Happy New Year 2020!

This past year has been incredible, thanks to our wonderful clients and our dedicated team here at RaquinMercer. We just want to say how grateful we are for your continued support, and we’re wishing you all the best as we enter this exciting new year. Isabelle and Steve