United States v. Jordan, 853 F.3d 1334 (10th Cir. Apr. 18, 2017)
Apr 18, 2017
The defendant pled guilty to a felony drug charge, and agreed to be sentenced in accordance with a sentencing range established by the Sentencing Commission. After the sentencing, the Sentencing Commission lowered the sentence range. The 10th Circuit held that if a plea agreement calls for a defendant to be sentenced within a particular sentencing range, “the district court’s acceptance of the agreement obligates the court to sentence the defendant accordingly,” and the court has authority to reduce the sentence under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2).