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US v. GONZALEZ, 00-50406

Where the court and counsel engaged in extensive discussion about defendant's waiver of the right to appeal, and defendant affirmatively acknowledged that he understood the waiver, the magistrate's erroneous statement that defendant could appeal does not render his waiver unknowing or involuntary.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/19/2001
  • Published 07/19/2001

Judges

  • PER CURIAM:, Before KING, Chief Judge, and JOLLY, HIGGINBOTHAM, DAVIS, JONES, SMITH, WIENER, BARKSDALE, EMILIO M. GARZA, DeMOSS, BENAVIDES, STEWART, PARKER, DENNIS, and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Ellen A. Lockwood, San Antonio, TX, for U.S. in 00-50405., Joseph H. Gay, Jr., Asst. U.S. Atty., San Antonio, TX, Michael R. Dreeben (argued), Nina Swift Goodman, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, DC, for U.S. in both cases., Henry Joseph Bemporad (argued), San Antonio, TX, for Longoria., Peter Goldberger, Law Office of Peter Goldberger, Admore, PA, for Nat. Ass'n of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation, Amicus Curiae., Angela S. Raba, Angela J. Moore, San Antonio, TX, for U.S. in 00-50406., John Aloysius Convery (argued), Harsdorff & Convery, San Antonio, TX, for Gonzalez.