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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. Davis
Citation:764 F.3d 690 (7th Cir. 2014)
Before the sentencing hearing, defendant submitted argument that she suffered from bipolar disorder before and during the relevant period. In her brief, it was the 7th reason listed for a lower sentence, out of 8 reasons. She submitted records from 2012 and 2013 (outside of the time period at issue) but that her bipolar disorder impulses were out of control as early as 2006. The brief asked the judge to take her mental health into consideration in her sentencing.
At sentencing, the judge said she took into consideration everything in the plea agreement and in the briefs along with supportive letters and investigatory details. With all that in mind she imposed a sentence of 41 months.
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