USA v. Osvaldo Aguilar-Aguilar
Date Filed: 02/19/2010
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS United States Court of Appeals FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT Fifth Circuit FILED
No. 09-20248 Summary Calendar February 19, 2010 Charles R. Fulbruge III Clerk
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee v. OSVALDO AGUILAR-AGUILAR, also known as Osvaldo Aguilar, also known as Santiago Solis Rodriguez, also known as Osvaldo Roberto Aguilar, Defendant-Appellant
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas USDC No. 4:08-CR-831-1
Before REAVLEY, JOLLY, and OWEN, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* Osvaldo Aguilar-Aguilar (Aguilar) appeals the 69-month sentence imposed by the district court following his conviction for illegal reentry. He argues that the sentence is unreasonable because the district court declined to sentence him below the guidelines range. This court reviews sentences for reasonableness by engaging in a bifurcated review. Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38, 51 (2007); United States
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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR .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.
Document: 00511030803 Page: 2 No. 09-20248
Date Filed: 02/19/2010
v. Cisneros-Gutierrez, 517 F.3d 751, 764 (5th Cir. 2008). First, we must ensure that the district court committed no significant procedural error; if the district court's sentencing decision is procedurally sound, we should then consider the substantive reasonableness of the sentence imposed. Gall, 552 U.S. at 51. Aguilar concedes that, because he did not object on procedural grounds in the district court, this court's review of the procedural reasonableness of his sentence is limited to plain error; he further concedes that he cannot show reversible plain error, and he raises the issue only to preserve it. See United States v. Mondragon-Santiago, 564 F.3d 357, 361-64 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 130 S. Ct. 192 (2009). Because Aguilar objected to the substantive reasonableness of his sentence in the district court, we review for an abuse of discretion. See Cisneros-
Gutierrez, 517 F.3d at 764. As the sentence is within the guidelines range, a presumption of reasonableness applies. See United States v. Alonzo, 435 F.3d 551, 554 (5th Cir. 2006). Although Aguilar argues that factors such as his cultural assimilation and his criminal history warranted a downward variance, we discern no abuse of discretion in the district court's decision to impose a within-guidelines sentence. See Gall, 552 U.S. at 51-52; see also United States v. Gomez-Herrera, 523 F.3d 554, 565 (5th Cir. 2008). AFFIRMED.
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