Illegal Reentry Sentence Affirmed
In US v. Contreras-Hernandez, No. 09-50009, the court affirmed defendant's sentence for being an alien found in the United States after a previous deportation, solicitation of murder was an "aggravated felony" for purposes of 8 U.S.C. section 1236(b)(2) and a "crime of violence" for purposes of sentencing guideline 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii).
As the court wrote: "We address several sentencing issues, the most substantial of which is whether California solicitation to commit murder is a crime of violence for purposes of a Guidelines enhancement."
- Read the Ninth Circuit's Decision in US v. Contreras-Hernandez, No. 09-50009