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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Controlled Substance Offense-Mitigating Factors

Where defendants, who pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony, challenged their sentences, the judgment is affirmed because a defendant’s 2012 conviction qualified as a controlled substance offense, and the court did not fail to properly weigh the mitigating factors.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Williams (MLW No. 73369/Case No. 18-1273 – 7 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Kelly, J.) Appealed from circuit court, District of Minnesota, Nelson, J. (Manvir Kaur Atwal, Minneapolis, and Michael John Millios, Minneapolis, argued for appellant) (Nathan Hoye Nelson, Minneapolis, argued for appellee).