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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.

Appellate Information

  • 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.
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