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United States v Rojas

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3-11-2015 Puerto Rico:

United States v Rojas

Pursuant to a plea agreement, Defendant pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender, as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. The district court sentenced Defendant to one year in prison.

The court also sentenced Defendant to ten years of supervised release and imposed several conditions of supervised release. Defendant appealed, challenging three of those conditions.

The First Circuit dismissed the appeal without reaching the substance of the appeal because Defendant agreed knowingly and voluntarily to accept the the “waiver of appeal” provision in his plea agreement, and this appeal fell within the scope of that waiver.

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