Drug charges

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether defendant should have received a minor role reduction in his sentence on a drug trafficking conviction?    

Defendant was convicted in federal court of drug trafficking.  At sentencing, the District Court did not give him a reduction in sentence for having a minor role in the offense.  Defendant appealed.  The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the District Court’s sentence and held that defendant was not entitled to a minor role reduction since he did not show that he was substantially less culpable than the average participant in the drug trafficking offense.

United States v. Jones, 21-1888, Gruender, J.  Appealed from the United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas.

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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