United States v. Santos-Serrano

No. 04-10605 | 9th Cir. | Mar 17, 2006


Francisco Gerónimo Santos-Serrano appeals from the 37-month sentence imposed following his guilty plea conviction for (1) conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(l)(B)(vii) and 846, and (2) possession with intent to distribute in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(l)(B)(vii). We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291.

Because Santos-Serrano was sentenced under the then-mandatory Sentencing Guidelines, and because we cannot reliably determine from the record whether the sentence imposed would have been materially different had the district court known that the Guidelines were advisory, we remand to the sentencing court to answer that question, and to proceed pursuant to United States v. Ameline, 409 F.3d 1073" court="9th Cir." date_filed="2005-06-01" href="https://app.midpage.ai/document/united-states-v-alfred-arnold-ameline-790470?utm_source=webapp" opinion_id="790470">409 F.3d 1073 (9th Cir.2005) (en banc). See United States v. Moreno-Hemandez, 419 F.3d 906" court="9th Cir." date_filed="2005-08-17" href="https://app.midpage.ai/document/united-states-v-isidro-moreno-hernandez-791541?utm_source=webapp" opinion_id="791541">419 F.3d 906, 916 (9th Cir.2005) (extending Ameline’ s limited remand procedure to cases involving nonconstitutional error).


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