Friday, October 20, 2006

Sentencing Enhancements Based on Acquitted Conduct Unconstitutionual

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia , last Oct. 5th., ruled that “although (Federal) Sentencing Guidelines require district courts to consider acquitted conduct under certain circumstances when calculating custody ranges…sentencing a defendant for a crime for which he was acquitted is constitutionally questionable.”

(See United States v. Ibanga)

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