CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the District Court properly enhanced defendant’s sentence for felon in possession of a firearm?
Defendant was convicted in federal court of felon in possession of a firearm. Defendant appealed his sentence. In sentencing, the District Court properly linked the gun in defendant’s pocket to drugs in his backpack. Accordingly, the District Court did not err in applying an enhancement for possessing a firearm in connection with a felony drug offense. Affirmed.
United States v. Mitchell, 19-2780, Benton, J. Appealed from the United States District Court, Western District of Missouri.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.