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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence-Mitigating Factors

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Based on defendant’s extensive criminal history, his recommended sentencing guidelines range was 77 to 96 months; however, the district court varied upward from the guidelines by 12 months. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court failed to give sufficient weight to his ...

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