Brief filed: 11/07/2016
United States v. Bustamante-Conchas
10th Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 15-2025
On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, No. 13-CR-02028-JAP-2, Hon. James A. Parker.
Allocution affects sentencing in significant, unpredictable ways. Complete denial of the right to allocute necessitates reversal of the sentence. Complete denial of the allocution right satisfies the third and fourth prongs of the plain error test. The exceptions to this rule are highly limited. No proffer is required.
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