US v. Bryan Grime
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 2:13-cr-00081-RBS-LRL-1. Copies to all parties and the district court. . Mailed to: Bryan Grimes. [16-7643]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
BRYAN LAMONT GRIMES,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at
Norfolk. Rebecca Beach Smith, Chief District Judge. (2:13-cr-00081-RBS-LRL-1)
Submitted: May 31, 2017
Decided: June 6, 2017
Before NIEMEYER, DUNCAN, and AGEE, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Bryan Lamont Grimes, Appellant Pro Se. Stephen Westley Haynie, Assistant United
States Attorney, Norfolk, Virginia, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Bryan Lamont Grimes appeals the district court’s orders denying his 18 U.S.C.
§ 3582(c)(2) (2012) motion for a sentence reduction under Sentencing Guidelines
Amendment 782, denying his motion for reconsideration, and denying another postjudgment motion. We affirm.
While a district court lacks authority to reconsider a ruling on a § 3582(c)(2)
motion, “this prohibition [is] non-jurisdictional, and thus waived when the government
fail[s] to assert it below.” United States v. May, 855 F.3d 271, 274 (4th Cir. 2017). Here,
“[b]ecause the government failed to raise this non-jurisdictional limitation below, it is
waived on appeal.” Id. at 275. We therefore analyze Grimes’ § 3582(c)(2) motion and
motion for reconsideration together.
We review for abuse of discretion a district court’s decision whether to reduce a
sentence under § 3582(c)(2) and review de novo a district court’s conclusion on the scope
of its legal authority under that provision. United States v. Muldrow, 844 F.3d 434, 437
(4th Cir. 2016). Our review of the record leads us to conclude that the district court did
not abuse its discretion in denying Grimes’ § 3582(c)(2) motion or motion for
reconsideration based on the 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a) (2012) factors, and the fact that
Grimes’ current sentence falls within the Guidelines range as amended by Amendment
782. Further, we find no reversible error in the district court’s denial of Grimes’ postjudgment motion.
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Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s orders.
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 decisional process.
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