US v. PLOTTS, 02-4575
A criminal defendant's right of allocution extends to release revocation hearings. Because defendant was not given an opportunity to address the court, the decision revoking his supervised release and imposing a sentence of imprisonment is reversed and remanded.
- Submitted 10/30/2003
- Decided 02/19/2004
- Published 02/19/2004
- Before SCIRICA, Chief Judge, NYGAARD and AMBRO, Circuit Judges.
- United States Third Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Robert Epstein, Assistant Federal Defender, Brett Sweitzer, David L. McColgin, Maureen Kearney Rowley,Defender Association of Philadelphia, Federal Court Division, Philadelphia, for Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Patrick L. Meehan, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Laurie Magid, Deputy U.S. Attorney, Robert A. Zauzmer, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Terri A. Marinari, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Philadelphia, for Appellee.