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Criminal Law: Possession with Intent to Distribute-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Defendant appealed from the sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable and that former counsel was ineffective for failing to negotiate a more favorable plea agreement. Where the district court considered the 18 U.S.C. §3553(a) factors, it did not ...

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