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Tag Archives: Career-Offender Designation

Criminal Law: Possession with Intent to Distribute-Career-Offender Designation-Downward Sentence Variance

Defendant pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute. The preliminary investigation report recommended classifying defendant as a career offender. The district court accepted the classification despite defendant’s objection and imposed a downward variance on his guidelines range. Defendant challenged ...

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Criminal Law: Obstructing Commerce by Robbery-Career-Offender Designation-Predicate “Crime of Violence”

Defendant pleaded guilty to obstructing commerce by robbery after he robbed a drug store’s safe. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court’s determination that his conviction for robbery under 18 U.S.C. §1951 qualified as a “crime of violence” for a ...

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Criminal Law: Drug and Firearm Offenses-Within-Guidelines Sentence-Career-Offender Designation

Defendant appealed from his within-guidelines sentence, entered after defendant pleaded guilty to a drug offense and a firearm offense. On appeal, defendant challenged his designation as a career offender, the denial of his request for a downward departure, and the ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Career-Offender Designation-Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, waiving the right to appeal except as to ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims. Defendant was designated a career offender due to two prior felony drug convictions. Where defendant executed an enforceable ...

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