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November 15, 2023
Obstruction of Justice in Martinez-Hernandez

In a recent legal development, the Fifth Circuit vacated the sentence of an individual, Martinez-Hernandez, who was convicted of transporting undocumented immigrants into the United States. The case centered around two key issues: an enhancement for obstruction of justice and a denial of a reduction for acceptance of responsibility. Willful Obstruction of Justice Martinez-Hernandez received […]

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August 12, 2022
Eighth Circuit Reverses District Court's Improper Denial of Government's Motion to Dismiss Counts: Bernard

United States v. Bernard, No. 21-3412 (8th Cir. 2022) Bernard was charged in a five-count indictment with multiple crimes including robbery under 18 U.S.C. 2111. Bernard was offered a plea agreement wherein she could plead guilty to the one count of robbery in exchange for dismissal of the remaining four charges. Consistent with the plea […]

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December 31, 2021
Murder while gang member is not always VICAR Murder: Mercado

In United States v. Lupe Mercado, the Ninth Circuit reversed and vacated the accessory after VICAR murder conviction of Lupe Mercado. The Ninth Circuit held that there was no evidence presented that the underlying murder was committed for any reason related to a racketeering activity. QUICK BREAKDOWN: Mercado hires hitmen to kill man pimping her […]

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November 24, 2021
922(g) Only allows 1 conviction for each incident of possession: Grant

You only get one conviction even if the defendant is prohibited from having a gun for two separate reasons under 922(g).

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November 19, 2021
Inchoate Offenses No Longer Career Offender Predicates in Third Circuit: Nasir

The Third Circuit Held that incohate crimes such as attempt and conspiracy did not count as career offender predicates.

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November 4, 2021
Fifth Circuit Remands Case Back to District Court for Resentencing on Gun Enhancement: Sincleair

The Fifth Circuit vacated a sentence based on a gun enhancement that was not clearly explained by the district court.

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October 10, 2021
Seventh Circuit Overturns Child Pornography Production Plea

The Seventh Circuit determined that there was no factual basis for the production plea because of the lack of actions taken by the minor in the video.

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September 19, 2021
Motion to Remand in Federal Drug House Case

The First Circuit Indicated that there was not enough evidence to uphold a ruling that Patch had more involvement in the drug scheme.

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November 15, 2020
A Look at Substantive And Procedural Reasonableness: United States vs. Ewing

All, the 6th Circuit’s decision on Ewing gives a good explanation on Substantive Unreasonableness. This may be important to you if your case is on federal criminal appeal. The Procedural History Ewing was indicted in the Eastern District of Kentucky for distributing a mixture or substance containing heroin and fentanyl. It was alleged that this […]

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