United States v. Lasalle-Gonzalez, No. 15-1619 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Appellant appealed the sentence imposed for his conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm. After Appellant pleaded guilty to the offense, the district court sentenced him to ten years, the statutory maximum. The First Circuit affirmed the sentence, holding (1) the offense-level increases were not invalid under any of the arguments set forth by Appellant; (2) Appellant’s sentence was neither procedurally nor substantively unreasonable; and (3) Appellant’s claim that his lawyer erred by not advising him to back out of his plea agreement was not appropriately raised on direct review.