The Fifth Circuit vacated a sentence based on a gun enhancement that was not clearly explained by the district court.
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In Rigdill, a federal criminal appeal, the 9th Circuit held that a Fourteen-Level Enhancement required clear and convincing evidence from the government.
The petitioners in Koons v. United States had committed crimes that invoked the use of the mandatory minimums. through the guideline ranges.
The Sentencing Reform Act requires a district court to calculate and consider a defendant’s Guidelines range in every case. Hughes v. United States, No. 17–155, 584 U. S. ____ (2018) Eric Hughes accepted a plea deal in 2013 after being accused of four charges related to drug conspiracy. He pled guilty to conspiracy to […]
In United States v. Bell, 2018 WL 1432956, the Third Circuit vacated an improperly assigned sentence. Bell pled guilty to the offense of felon in possession of a firearm. He was enhanced at sentencing due to the ACCA and his priors. Bell’s first ground for appeal, that his priors did not meet the standard for the […]
In United States v. Knight, No. 16-10404, the Ninth Circuit vacated a sentence after the government failed to recommend a third point off the defendant’s acceptance of responsibility point. Knight originally pled not guilty and asked to extend his trial date. Knight also filed a motion to suppress evidence which was denied. Knight then asked […]