United States v. Soto-Soto, No. 16-1444 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Appellant appealed the district court’s imposition of a two-year sentence imposed following the revocation of a term of supervised release. Specifically, Appellant argued that the district court erred in (1) stating that it had granted Appellant “two previous opportunities” to “get his act together,” and (2) imposing a substantively unreasonable sentence. The First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) there was no error in the court’s characterization of the outcome of a hearing as an “opportunity” afforded to Appellant; and (2) Appellant’s two-year sentence, though severe, did not fall outside the boundaries of the range of reasonable sentences.