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Criminal Law: Burglary-Double-Counting for Sentencing Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant appealed his sentence of 21 months’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to burglary of a pharmacy. On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court engaged in impermissible double-counting and imposed a substantively unreasonable sentence. Where defendant’s base offense encompassed burglary of any non-residential property, not just burglary of a pharmacy, district court did not impermissibly ...

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