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CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether the district court should have departed downward on defendant’s sentence on a drug charge?    

Defendant pleaded guilty to a drug offense.  At sentencing, defendant requested that the court impose a downward departure.  The district court declined to give defendant a downward departure.  Defendant appealed.  The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the sentence on the grounds that the District Court did not fail to recognize its authority to impose a downward departure, and the sentence was substantively reasonable.

United States v. Gilbert, 20-1143, per curiam.  Appealed from the United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa.

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

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