UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Byron WILLIAMS, aka Felipe, Defendant-Appellant.
Byron Williams appeals from the district court's order denying his motion for a reduction of sentence under the First Step Act. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm.
Williams contends that the district court erred by failing to give sufficient weight to his post-sentencing rehabilitation efforts. Assuming without deciding that Williams was eligible for a sentence reduction under the First Step Act, the district court did not abuse its discretion by concluding that a reduction was unwarranted in light of Williams's misconduct while in custody and his criminal history. See United States v. Kelley, 962 F.3d 470, 479 (9th Cir. 2020); see also United States v. Gutierrez-Sanchez, 587 F.3d 904, 908 (9th Cir. 2009) (“The weight to be given the various factors in a particular case is for the discretion of the district court.”). Moreover, contrary to Williams's contention, the record reflects that the court considered Williams's arguments and provided a sufficient explanation for its decision. See Chavez-Meza v. United States, ––– U.S. ––––, 138 S. Ct. 1959, 1965, 201 L.Ed.2d 359 (2018).