Unlawful Entry Sentence Affirmed
In US v. Leal-Felix, No. 09-50426, the court affirmed defendant's sentence for unlawful reentry into the U.S. of a removed alien where, because there were prison sentences for each of defendant's prior traffic violations, the court properly calculated 2 points for each guilty-plea conviction under U.S.S.G. section 4A1.1(b).
As the court wrote: "Israel Leal-Felix, a previously deported Mexican citizen, appeals his sentence after pleading guilty to violating 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a), unlawful reentry into the United States of a removed alien, because of an alleged miscalculation in his criminal history. We affirm."
- Read the Ninth Circuit's Decision in US v. Leal-Felix, No. 09-50426