Possession of a firearm

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Unlawful possession of a firearm sentence in federal court

Defendant pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm in the United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa.  Defendant appealed his sentence.  The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the district court properly applied a four (4) level increase for possession of a firearm in connection with another felony offense.  However, the Court also held that it was error to apply a two (2) level increase for using a minor to commit a crime.  Vacated and remanded.

United States v. Roberts, 19-1176, Colloton, Jr.  Appealed from U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa.

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