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.