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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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November 18, 2019
What is the Right Standard for Sentencing Enhancements? Rigdill vs. United States

In Rigdill, a federal criminal appeal, the 9th Circuit held that a Fourteen-Level Enhancement required clear and convincing evidence from the government.

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July 2, 2018
Sentencing Under Guideline Ranges Upheld in Supreme Court

The petitioners in Koons v. United States had committed crimes that invoked the use of the mandatory minimums. through the guideline ranges.

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July 2, 2018
Supreme Court Guidance On 3582 Motions With 11C1C

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 […]

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May 10, 2018
Third Circuit Vacates Sentence for Plain Error Due to Improper Sentencing Guideline Calculation

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 […]

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March 21, 2018
Ninth Circuit Vacates Sentence Based on Improper Denial of Acceptance of Responsibility Point

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 […]

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