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.