Firearm Sentencing Enhancement

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether the trial court did not err in sentence enhancements for felon in possession of a firearm conviction?    

Defendant pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.  The District Court sentenced him to a 6 level enhancement.  Defendant appealed his sentence.  The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his sentence on the grounds that (1) a 6 level enhancement was appropriate for assaulting a police officer; (2) enhancements for possessing a firearm in connection with another felony was appropriate; and (3) enhancement was appropriate for reckless endangerment during flight; and (4) defendant did not show that the District Court erred by denying him a reduction for acceptance of responsibility.  Affirmed.

United States v. Sparkman, 21-1042, per curiam.  Appealed from the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.

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

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