United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. v. Reyes, 116 F.3d 67 (2nd Cir. 1997)
I succeeded on appeal in gaining a new sentencing for a client. The principal was a sentencing court’s obligation to explain why it is imposing a particular term of imprisonment. Because the district court’s oral statement of reasons inadequately addressed the circumstances that influenced its choice of a prison term, the sentence was vacated and the matter remanded for resentencing.