United States v. Quinones-Otero, No. 16-2454 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed defendant's 27 month sentence, which included three years of supervised release with a six-month 6:00 PM curfew enforced by electronic monitoring. The court held that the curfew was sufficiently connected to the underlying crime, the need to protect the public, and the need for deterrence. Because the curfew was appropriate, defendant's objection to the electronic monitoring requirement failed. The court also held that defendant's sentence was procedurally reasonable where the district court addressed every step required, including considering the 18 U.S.C. 3553(a) factors. Furthermore, the sentence was substantively reasonable.