Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Eighth Circuit -- United States v. Joel Castillo

If someone gives you a box and tells you it's medicine for a friend in Maryland who will give you a few tacos in thanks for delivering it, that's sufficient evidence for a drug courier conviction.

No error in denial of mitigation in sentencing, as deft has the burden to establish small role.

Other sentencing challenges.

United States  v.  Joel Castillo
Compiled by D.E. Frydrychowski, who is, not incidentally, not giving you legal advice.

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