Whether the District Court’s lengthier sentence for felon in possession of a firearm was substantively reasonable?
Defendant was convicted of be a felon in possession of a firearm. At sentencing, the District Court departed upward, making his sentence longer. Defendant appealed. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the District Court properly considered the mitigating factors and weighed them against defendant’s extensive crimnal history and propensity for violence, so the upward variance was warranted and the sentence was not substantively unreasonable. Affirmed.
United States v. Hubbs, 20-3044, Loken, J., Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.