Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • Criminal – Guidelines sentencing range
    Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a machine gun and to being a felon in possession of three firearms and ammunition was sentenced to 60 months, it was not plain error for the lower court not to decide, before imposing the sentence, whether the guidelines sentencing range proposed in the presentence […]
  • Criminal – Plea agreement – Sentence
    Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity was sentenced to 240 months, the sentence should be upheld despite the defendant’s claim that the prosecutor committed various breaches of a plea agreement. Affirmed. “The appellant argues that the government failed to honor the commitments […]

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