United States v. Dallman, No. 17-1458 (8th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of failure to register as a sex offender after traveling in interstate commerce in violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, 18 U.S.C. 2250(a). On appeal, defendant challenged a special condition prohibiting him from possessing or using any electronic device with internet access without the prior approval of his probation officer. The Eighth Circuit dismissed the appeal because defendant knowingly and voluntarily entered a plea agreement waiving his right to appeal. Even if the appeal were not barred by the appeal waiver, defendant was not entitled to relief because the district court did not abuse its discretion. In this case, defendant's use of computers and the internet was justifiably concerning to the district court.