CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the District Court did not err in declining a sentence reduction for acceptance of responsibility?
Defendant pleaded guilty to firearms offenses. The District Court sentenced him, and in so doing, declined a sentence reduction for acceptance of responsibility. Defendant appealed on the grounds that his sentence was substantively unreasonable.
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that where the District Court considered defendant’s post arrest statements that minimized his conduct and properly weighed the sentencing factors, it did not err in declining to grant a sentencing reduction for acceptance of responsibility. Affirmed.
United States v. Garfield, 21-2235, per curiam. Appealed from United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.