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US v. Hernandez, 08-5057

District court's imposition of a 262 months' imprisonment, at the low end of the advisory guidelines range and requested for by the defendant, upon his conviction for conspiracy to possess illegal drugs with the intent to distribute is affirmed as the sentenced imposed was not procedurally unreasonable as the explanation given in the context of this case is adequate.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 03/26/2010
  • Decided 04/27/2010
  • Published 04/27/2010

Judges

  • Before WILKINSON, NIEMEYER, and SHEDD, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • ARGUED:Joseph Bradley Bennett, Salvini & Bennett, LLC, Greenville, South Carolina, for Appellant. William Jacob Watkins, Jr., Office of the United States Attorney, Greenville, South Carolina, for Appellee. ON BRIEF:W. Walter Wilkins, United States Attorney, Columbia, South Carolina, A. Lance Crick, Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, Greenville, South Carolina, for Appellee.