CASE LAW UPDATE: Guns near drugs will get you a longer sentence in federal court.
Where a defendant challenged his sentence, arguing that the District Court miscalculated the guidelines range, a 2 level firearm enhancement was not clearly erroneous given the weapons’ close proximity to the defendant’s drug trafficking activities. Affirmed.
United States v. Bell, 21-1005. 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.