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Tag Archives: Drug and Firearm Offenses

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: Drug and Firearm Offenses-Sentencing Guidelines Calculation-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant appealed the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to drug and firearm charges. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court’s calculation of defendant’s sentencing guidelines range and argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable. Where defendant withdrew his objections ...

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Criminal Law: Drug and Firearm Offenses-Plea Agreement-Appeal Waiver

Defendant appealed from her sentence, imposed pursuant to a plea agreement that contained an appeal waiver. Where defendant’s appellate argument fell within the scope of her appeal waiver, the court dismissed her appeal. Appeal is dismissed. U.S. v. Beckley (MLW ...

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Criminal Law: Drug and Firearm Offenses-Plea Agreement-Appeal Waiver

  Defendant pleaded guilty to drug and firearms offenses pursuant to a plea agreement that included an appeal waiver. On appeal, defendant argued that the government made an argument that breached the plea agreement and thus he should be resentenced ...

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Criminal Law: Drug and Firearm Offenses- Plea Agreement- Appeal Waiver

Defendant pleaded guilty to drug and firearm offenses pursuant to a plea agreement containing an appeal waiver. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. Where defendant’s argument was within the scope of his appeal waiver, the court ...

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