First Step Act Compassionate Release.

AuthorHawkins, Derek
PositionHeroin possession charge against Ronnie Martin

Byline: Derek Hawkins

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: United States of America v. Ronnie Martin

Case No.: 21-1527

Officials: KANNE, ROVNER, HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.

Focus: First Step Act Compassionate Release

Ronnie Martin was sentenced to 43 months' imprisonment for possessing heroin with the intent to distribute. 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1). With his direct appeal of his sentence pending, Martin moved for compassionate release under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(1)(A)(i), raising arguments available on direct appeal. The district court denied the motion. Because Martin shows no "extraordinary and compelling" reason for release, we affirm.


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