Categoría: U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

"A comedy of sentencing errors": defendant's appeal results in higher sentence

“A comedy of sentencing errors”: defendant’s appeal results in higher sentence

Download the opinion: U.S. v. Sevilla-Oyola Carlos Sevilla Oyola was indicted and charged with one count of conspiring to possess narcotics with intent to distribute and one count of aiding and abetting his co-conspirators in the use and carriage of firearms in relation to a drug-trafficking crime. Sevilla Oyola struck a plea deal that landed ...

Sentencing judge

Imposing release conditions after sentence hearing violates defendant’s constitutional rights

Download the opinion: United States v. Juan José Santiago The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit vacated part of a sentence imposed upon defendant Juan José Santiago by judge Daniel Domínguez from the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Santiago was convicted 12 years ago of a sexual ...