US v. Michael Griffin
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 1:13-cr-00072-IMK-MJA-1 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . [16-4779]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
MICHAEL JOHN LUTHER GRIFFIN,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, at
Clarksburg. Irene M. Keeley, District Judge. (1:13-cr-00072-IMK-MJA-1)
Submitted: April 5, 2017
Decided: April 10, 2017
Before SHEDD, DUNCAN, and DIAZ, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Brian J. Kornbrath, OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER, Clarksburg,
West Virginia, for Appellant. Sarah W. Montoro, OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES
ATTORNEY, Clarksburg, West Virginia, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Michael John Luther Griffin appeals the district court’s judgment imposing a
sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment upon revocation of his supervised release. Appellate
counsel has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), concluding
that there are no meritorious grounds for appeal but questioning whether the district court
erred when it sentenced Griffin. We affirm.
“A district court has broad discretion when imposing a sentence upon revocation of
supervised release.” United States v. Webb, 738 F.3d 638, 640 (4th Cir. 2013). “We will
affirm a revocation sentence if it is within the statutory maximum and is not plainly
Webb, 738 F.3d at 640 (internal quotation marks omitted).
reviewing whether a revocation sentence is plainly unreasonable, we must first determine
whether it is unreasonable at all.” United States v. Thompson, 595 F.3d 544, 546 (4th Cir.
2010); see 18 U.S.C. §§ 3553(a), 3583(e) (2012). Our review of the record leads us to
conclude that Griffin’s sentence is reasonable.
In accordance with Anders, we have reviewed the entire record in this case and have
found no meritorious grounds for appeal. We therefore affirm the district court’s judgment.
This court requires that counsel inform Griffin, in writing, of the right to petition the
Supreme Court of the United States for further review. If Griffin requests that a petition
be filed, but counsel believes that such a petition would be frivolous, then counsel may
move in this court for leave to withdraw from representation. Counsel’s motion must state
that a copy thereof was served on Griffin.
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We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are
adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the
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