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Criminal Law: Escape-Speedy-Trial Violation-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant, an inmate, absconded from federal prison grounds. Defendant was later apprehended and charged with escape. Defendant conditionally pleaded guilty. On appeal, defendant argued that he was subject to a speedy-trial violation, that his counsel’s assistance was constitutionally deficient and that his sentence was substantively unreasonable. Where the delay in defendant’s trial was attributable to him ...

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