7th Circuit Vacates Conviction

Ms. Lefeber successfully convinced the The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the conviction and remand for sentencing in a case where her client was charged with interstate travel to solicit minors, kidnapping, and more, in a highly publicized case.

In United States of America v. William Beith, 03-2530, Lefeber raised new and previously unexplored arguments both in her briefs and at oral argument before the Court. Ms. Lefeber vigorously argued that the district court’s decision to apply certain enhancements to the sentence were contrary to law. The appeals court agreed and remanded for resentencing. Ms. Lefeber's client's sentence was ultimately reduced by a number of years and he is a free man today.