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Sentence individualized to defendant renders it reasonable

Where the sentencing court considered the factors in 18 U.S.C § 3553 and addressed the defendant’s argument that his purportedly de-escalating criminal history made a Guidelines sentence appropriate, the sentence was neither procedurally nor substantively unreasonable, even if it was ...

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Illegal trespass argument fails, suppression of evidence denied

Although the defendant argued that officers engaged in an illegal trespass by intruding the curtilage of his home, it was not “clear and obvious” that the officers exceeded the scope of their implicit license to enter his driveway. Because the ...

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Defendant fails to upset sentence for firearm possession

The defendant’s argument that one use of a firearm in the simultaneous commission of two predicate drug-trafficking offenses will not support separate § 924(c) convictions and sentences is foreclosed by Fourth Circuit precedent. And he was not entitled to relief ...

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