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US v. Ambriz-Ambriz, No. 08-30431

Defendant's conviction for illegal reentry into the U.S. is affirmed where, because defendant had not legally left the U.S. on the date of his detention, and he was not entering the U.S. from a foreign country, the official restraint doctrine was inapplicable.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted October 13, 2009

Filed November 10, 2009


Opinion by Judge Callahan


For Appellant:

John Rhodes, Johnna Rizza and Stephanie Deboer, Federal Defenders of Montana, Missoula,

For Appellee:

Timothy J. Racicot, Assistant United States Attorney, Missoula, MT