US v. William Hamilton, Jr.

Filing 920081117

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 08-7692 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. WILLIAM HAMILTON, JR., Defendant Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Beaufort. Sol Blatt, Jr., Senior District Judge. (9:00-cr-00263-SB-7) Submitted: November 3, 2008 Decided: November 17, 2008 Before MICHAEL, GREGORY, and SHEDD, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. William Hamilton, Jr., Appellant Pro Se. Peter Thomas Phillips, Assistant United States Attorney, Charleston, South Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: William Hamilton, Jr., appeals a district court order granting his motion filed under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2) (2006). Hamilton claims his counsel was ineffective for failing to ask the court to consider the sentencing factors under 18 U.S.C. 3553(a) (2006). sponte considering United 128 He also claims the court erred by not sua the 3553(a) 128 586 S. factors, Ct. 558 and in light Gall of v. v. Kimbrough v. United States, S. Ct. (2007), United States, (2007), States Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005). Because Hamilton fails to show he was prejudiced by counsel's conduct or that he was entitled to relief beyond the two-level reduction to his offense level, we affirm motion the for district court's of order. counsel. We We also deny Hamilton's with oral appointment dispense argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED 2

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