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US v. Leal-Felix, No. 09-50426

By FindLaw Staff on November 01, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Unlawful Entry Sentence Affirmed

In US v. Leal-Felix, No. 09-50426, the court affirmed defendant's sentence for unlawful reentry into the U.S. of a removed alien where, because there were prison sentences for each of defendant's prior traffic violations, the court properly calculated 2 points for each guilty-plea conviction under U.S.S.G. section 4A1.1(b).

  • As the court wrote:  "Israel Leal-Felix, a previously deported Mexican citizen, appeals his sentence after pleading guilty to violating 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a), unlawful reentry into the United States of a removed alien, because of an alleged miscalculation in his criminal history. We affirm."

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