United States v. Marsh, No. 12-3086 (D.C. Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Defendant pled guilty to a drug possession charge and completed his term of imprisonment in 2008. Before the expiration of his four year term of supervised release, defendant pled guilty to new charges in 2012 and was sentenced to 150 months in prison. The district court that presided over his previous drug conviction revoked defendant's supervised-release term and sentenced him to the statutory maximum of 36 months in prison, to run consecutive to the 150 months imposed for the new charges. Defendant appealed. The court held that 18 U.S.C. 3624(e), which provides that “[a] term of supervised release does not run during any period in which [a] person is imprisoned in connection with a conviction for a Federal, State, or local crime,” does not toll a supervised-release term during a period of pretrial detention if the defendant is later convicted of the charges on which he is held and receives credit toward his sentence for the time served in pretrial detention. Therefore, because the district court lacked jurisdiction to revoke defendant's term of supervised release and to impose a further period of incarceration, the court vacated the district court's order revoking the supervised-release term and sentencing defendant to 36 months’ imprisonment.