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US v. Saavedra-Velazquez, No. 08-10078

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

Defendant's sentence for illegal reentry into the U.S. is affirmed where an attempted robbery under California law is coextensive with the same offense at common law, and therefore the California offense was a "crime of violence" under the Sentencing Guidelines.

Read US v. Saavedra-Velazquez, No. 08-10078

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted April 14, 2009

Filed August 21, 2009


Opinion by Judge Reinhardt

Special Concurrence by Judge Reinhardt


For Appellant:

Michael K. Powell, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Reno, NV

For Appellee:

Ronald C. Rachow, Assistant United States Attorney, Reno, NV

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