Michael was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for cannabis. Michael has been released.
MICHAEL PAUL CARLTON # 13481-040
MICHAEL PAUL CARLTON
REGISTER NUMBER: 13481-040
Released On: 04/09/2020
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US vs Carlton
RALPHG.GUY,JR., Circuit Judge. Defendant Michael Carlton pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana and received a sentence that included 204 months of incarceration. Carlton appeals, asserting that the district court (1) improperly considered the possibility of a future Fed. R. Crim.P.35(b)motion in ruling on the government’s USSG §5K1.1 motion, and (2) imposed an unreasonable sentence. He also claims ineffective assistance of counsel at sentencing. Finding the district court’s downward departure to bean appropriate exercise of discretion within an overall reasonable sentence, we affirm. We decline to consider Carlton’s claim of ineffective assistance on direct appeal.