United States v. Rodriguez-Adorno, No. 16-1114 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Pursuant to a plea agreement, Appellant pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances within a protected location. The district court sentenced Appellant to a 235-month incarcerative term, a sentence that was within, but at the top of, the guideline sentencing range. The First Circuit affirmed the conviction and sentence, holding (1) Appellant’s guilty plea was knowing and voluntary; (2) the court recited an incorrect statutory maximum at the change-of-plea hearing, but the error did not affect Appellant’s substantial rights; (3) the district court gave proper consideration to the factors enumerated in 18 U.S.C. 3553(a); and (4) Appellant’s sentence was substantively reasonable.