United States v. Garcia-Solis, No. 18-40307 (5th Cir. 2019)Annotate this Case
The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to transport undocumented aliens within the United States and two counts of transporting undocumented aliens within the United States. The court held that the district court did not prohibit defendant from testifying at the sentencing hearing, and did not err by imposing a sentencing enhancement for reckless endangerment. In this case, the enhancement was based on the district court's finding that defendant committed various dangerous traffic infractions, including driving at speeds of up to 100 miles an hour and running a red light, while seeking to evade capture during the transporting of undocumented aliens.