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Violation of Supervised Release-Possession of Firearm-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant appealed from his sentence of 60 months’ imprisonment for violating the terms of his supervised release after he was found in possession of a firearm. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. Where the district court ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute-Within-Guidelines Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant appealed from his conviction for conspiracy to distribute a substance containing methamphetamine, aiding and abetting, and witness tampering. The district court imposed a within-guidelines sentence. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. Where the district court ...

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Criminal Law: Supervised Release Violations-Revocation-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

After committing several supervised release violations, the district court revoked defendant’s supervised release and sentenced him to eight months’ imprisonment. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence, contending that his violations were technical in nature and did ...

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Criminal Law: Felony Child Abuse and Neglect-Imprisonment and Supervised Release-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to felony child abuse and neglect and was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment followed by three years’ supervised release. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. Where the district court based its sentencing on ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Retesting of Drugs-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant entered a conditional guilty plea to aiding and abetting distribution of methamphetamine after the district court denied his motion for retesting of drug quality and quantity. On appeal, defendant challenged the denial of his motion and argued that the ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Retesting of Drugs-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant entered a conditional guilty plea to distribution of methamphetamine. The district court had denied defendant’s motion for retesting of drug quality and quantity and approval of expenditures. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court erred in denying his ...

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Criminal Law: Sex Trafficking-Above-Guidelines Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to sex-trafficking offenses and was sentenced to an above-guidelines sentence as recommended under the terms of defendant’s plea agreement. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. Where the district court adequately considered the statutory ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Revocation of Supervised Release-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 180 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release. Upon resentencing, defendant was sentenced to time served and commenced his supervised release. Defendant’s supervised release ...

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