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US v. Martinez-Salinas, No. 08-3356

By FindLaw Staff on July 20, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Conviction and sentence for drug crimes is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not err in denying defendant's claim of ineffective assistance of counsel for failure to explain that the application of the U.S.S.G. section 2D1.1(b)(1) sentencing enhancement required proof of a connection between the firearm and the narcotics offense, as trial counsel's actions in explaining the government's evidentiary burden did not fall below an objective standard of reasonableness; and 2) defendant could not show that had he gone to trial his challenge to the inclusion of the enhancement would have succeeded. 

Read US v. Martinez-Salinas, No. 08-3356

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.
Submitted: May 15, 2009
Filed: July 20, 2009

Before RILEY, SMITH, and COLLOTON, Circuit Judges.
Per Curium Opinion

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