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Criminal Law: Illegal Reentry-Downward Departure-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the country. Defendant faced a guidelines range of 46-57 months of incarceration. The district court declined to lower defendant’s criminal history score but granted a downward departure of three levels because applicable enhancements overstated “the overall conduct of the defendant.” Where the district court considered the effect of the enhancement ...

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