Objection to excessive sentences yields reversed sentence and critical Supreme Court decision in favor of defendants’ rights

In 2007 Mr. Grose went to bat for a client when a South Carolina judge revoked his community supervision program (a form of parole) and ordered the client to serve additional prison time that totaled more than the client’s original sentence. Mr. Grose objected to the excessive prison term on grounds that the law behind the sentence was unconstitutional. The case was eventually heard by the South Carolina Supreme Court who agreed with Mr. Grose’s position and issued a ruling that reduced the potential sentence someone can face for revocation of community supervision.