United States v. Comrie, No. 15-31072 (5th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Defendant entered an unconditional guilty plea for criminal possession of controlled substances and being a felon in possession of firearms. On appeal, defendant challenged his convictions and his concurrent sentences of 15 months in prison. The court held that the district court did not err by accepting defendant's plea and sentencing him without reference to his unraised Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), 42 U.S.C. 2000bb-1(c), arguments. Moreover, based on the circumstances in this case, the court concluded that the error defendant perceived would not persuade the court to exercise its remedial discretion. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.