US v. Higuera-Llamos, No. 07-10602 - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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US v. Higuera-Llamos, No. 07-10602

Defendant's conviction and sentence for illegal reentry following deportation are affirmed, where: 1) the district court properly admitted a prior judgment against defendant to prove alienage because it instructed the jury to consider it only for that purpose; and 2) the district court properly considered unconvicted criminal conduct in enhancing defendant's sentence.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted January 15, 2009

Filed July 31, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Wallace

Counsel

For Appellant:

Lynn T. Hamilton, Hamilton Law Office, Mesa, AZ

For Appellee:

Diane J. Humetewa, United States Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ