United States v. Justin Halter


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Roger L. Wollman, Kermit E. Bye and Lavenski R. Smith (UNPUBLISHED); Granting [4179840-2] motion to withdraw as counsel filed by Ms. Susan Renee Stockdale. [4208125] [14-2317]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 14-2317 ___________________________ United States of America lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellee v. Justin Joseph Halter lllllllllllllllllllll Defendant - Appellant ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Davenport ____________ Submitted: October 15, 2014 Filed: October 21, 2014 [Unpublished] ____________ Before WOLLMAN, BYE, and SMITH, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Appellate Case: 14-2317 Page: 1 Date Filed: 10/21/2014 Entry ID: 4208125 Justin Halter directly appeals following the district court’s1 revocation of his supervised release. He argues that the court abused its discretion in revoking supervised release and in imposing a 9-month prison sentence. We conclude that the court did not abuse its discretion in revoking supervised release based on its finding that Halter had violated his release conditions, given Halter’s admissions and the testimony of his probation officer, which the court was entitled to credit. See United States v. Edwards, 400 F.3d 591, 592 (8th Cir. 2005) (per curiam) (given defendant’s admission of violation, there was no clear error in fact findings supporting revocation, and no abuse of discretion in decision to revoke); United States v. Carothers, 337 F.3d 1017, 1019 (8th Cir. 2003) (court’s credibility determinations at revocation hearing are virtually unreviewable on appeal). We also conclude that the within-Guidelines-range revocation sentence is not unreasonable. See United States v. Petreikis, 551 F.3d 822, 824 (8th Cir. 2009). Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the district court. We also grant counsel’s motion for leave to withdraw. ______________________________ 1 The Honorable John A. Jarvey, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa. -2- Appellate Case: 14-2317 Page: 2 Date Filed: 10/21/2014 Entry ID: 4208125

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