United States v. Betts, No. 17-231 (2d Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
Defendant appealed the district court's imposition of an additional four years of supervised release and a special condition that defendant refrain from consuming any alcohol whatsoever while under supervision. The court held that the imposition of the additional four years of supervised release was not substantively unreasonable and defendant's arguments arguing to the contrary lacked merit. The court also held that the district court's imposition of a total ban of the consumption of alcohol was not reasonably related to the nature and circumstances of defendant's offense. Finally, the drug testing special condition was entirely appropriate under the "zero tolerance" policy.