U.S. v. Womack

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Criminal Court
Case Number: 
No. 12-3877
Decision Date: 
October 9, 2013
Federal District: 
S.D. Ill.
Dist. Ct. did not err in sentencing defendant to 262-month term of incarceration on drug distribution charge, even though defendant urged Dist. Ct. to impose below-guidelines term of 110 months. While defendant argued that Dist. Ct. did not adequately address his claim that instant sentence was overly harsh since defendant had spent only six months in prison prior to instant conviction, record showed that Dist. Ct. adequately considered and rejected said issue, after noting that defendant had extensive criminal history that required lengthy sentence. Ct. also found that defendant’s 1992 conviction for aggravated discharge of firearm under 720 ILCS section 5/24-1.3(a)(1) qualified as crime of violence under sentencing guidelines.