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Criminal Law: Drug Offenses-Within-Guidelines Sentence-Denial of Downward Variance

Defendant appealed from his within-guidelines sentence, imposed after defendant pleaded guilty to a drug offense. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court abused its discretion in denying defendant’s request from a downward variance. Where the district court considered defendant’s ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of a Firearm-Sentencing Enhancement-Denial of Downward Variance

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court’s application of a two-level enhancement for possession of at least three firearms. Defendant also challenged the denial of a ...

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