United States of America Plaintiff - Appellee v. Timothy Harris, also known as T., also known as Rakeem Defendant - Appellant

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United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

United States of America Plaintiff - Appellee v. Timothy Harris, also known as T., also known as Rakeem Defendant - Appellant

No. 17-1403

Decided: November 30, 2017

Before WOLLMAN, LOKEN, and COLLOTON, Circuit Judges.

In this direct criminal appeal, Timothy Harris challenges the sentence the district court 1 imposed after he pleaded guilty, pursuant to a written plea agreement, to drug and firearm charges. His counsel has moved to withdraw and has submitted a brief under Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), arguing that the sentence was unreasonable and failed to give sufficient weight to mitigating factors.

We conclude that the appeal waiver is enforceable, because our review of the record demonstrates that Harris entered into the plea agreement and the appeal waiver knowingly and voluntarily, see Nguyen v. United States, 114 F.3d 699, 703 (8th Cir. 1997); the argument falls within the scope of the waiver; and no miscarriage of justice would result from enforcing the waiver, see United States v. Scott, 627 F.3d 702, 704 (8th Cir. 2010) (de novo review); United States v. Andis, 333 F.3d 886, 890-92 (8th Cir. 2003) (en banc). Furthermore, we have independently reviewed the record under Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75 (1988), and have found no non-frivolous issues for appeal outside the scope of the waiver.

Accordingly, we grant counsel's motion, and we dismiss this appeal.

FOOTNOTES

1.   The Honorable Catherine D. Perry, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.

PER CURIAM.