USA v. Oviedo-Medina

Filing 920060223


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United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit F I L E D IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT February 23, 2006 Charles R. Fulbruge III Clerk No. 05-40411 Conference Calendar UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus JUAN CARLOS OVIEDO-MEDINA, Defendant-Appellant. -------------------Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas USDC No. 5:01-CR-899 -------------------Before GARZA, DENNIS, and PRADO, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* Juan Carlos Oviedo-Medina (Oviedo) appeals the 21-month imprisonment sentence imposed by the district court after the revocation of his supervised release. Oviedo contends that the district court erred when it considered the wrong recommended sentencing range when sentencing Oviedo. The plain error standard of review applies. United States v. Mares, 402 F.3d 511, 520 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 126 S. Ct. 43 (2005). "An appellate court may not correct an error the Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4. * No. 05-40411 -2defendant failed to raise in the district court unless there is `(1) error, (2) that is plain, and (3) that affects substantial rights.'" Id. "If all three conditions are met an appellate court may then exercise its discretion to notice a forfeited error but only if (4) the error seriously affects the fairness, integrity, or public reputation of judicial proceedings." (internal quotation marks and citation omitted). Id. When reviewing for plain error in a sentencing context, the key inquiry is whether the district court could have imposed the same sentence absent the error. (5th Cir. 1998). Even if a clear and obvious error occurred, Oviedo cannot show that his substantial rights were affected. Oviedo's United States v. Leonard, 157 F.3d 343, 346 sentence of 21 months of imprisonment is within the appropriate recommended sentencing range of 18-24 months of imprisonment and could be reinstated on remand. Therefore, Oviedo fails to See id. satisfy the plain error standard of review. Accordingly, the district court's judgment is AFFIRMED.

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