USA v. Epitacio Cabrera-Castillo
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [17-10127 Dismissed] Judge: EGJ, Judge: PRO, Judge: CH. Mandate pull date is 11/01/2017 for Appellant Epitacio Cabrera-Castillo [17-10127]
Date Filed: 10/11/2017
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
October 11, 2017
Lyle W. Cayce
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
EPITACIO CABRERA-CASTILLO, also known as Charangas,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Texas
USDC No. 4:16-CR-122-5
Before JOLLY, OWEN, and HAYNES, Circuit Judges.
PER CURIAM: *
Epitacio Cabrera-Castillo pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess
methamphetamine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846.
The district court sentenced him to 360 months of imprisonment followed by
four years of supervised release. On appeal, he challenges two conditions of
supervised release imposed in the judgment. In response, the Government
argues that this court should dismiss the appeal as untimely.
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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH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.
Date Filed: 10/11/2017
A defendant in a criminal case generally has 14 days from the entry of
the judgment on the criminal docket to file a notice of appeal. FED. R. APP. P.
4(b)(1)(A)(i), (b)(6). That time limit is mandatory but not jurisdictional. United
States v. Martinez, 496 F.3d 387, 388-89 (5th Cir. 2007). Cabrera-Castillo’s
notice of appeal was not filed in a timely manner. Although the requirements
of Rule 4(b)(1)(A) may be waived, the Government has not waived the issue in
the instant case. See United States v. Hernandez-Gomez, 795 F.3d 510, 511
(5th Cir. 2015) (per curiam) (holding that the Government does not waive its
objection to the untimeliness of a notice of appeal by raising the issue for the
first time in a brief on the merits).
Accordingly, the appeal is DISMISSED.
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