Federal criminal sentencing can often be bewildering to criminal defense attorneys, making pleading strategies more uncertain than usual.
For thefts involving government property, the Fifth Circuit simplified things a bit on Tuesday. In U.S. v. Lagrone, the court rejected the government's application of 18 U.S.C. Section 641, favoring an interpretation that is more lenient to defendants charged with multiple small thefts.
Why did the court decide to remand Lagrone's case for sentencing with only one felony count?