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United States v. Bauzó-Santiago
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
867 F.3d 13 (2017)
Jaime Bauzó-Santiago (defendant) was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Bauzó was appointed public defenders. Bauzó began to have problems with the attorneys, believing that they were not sufficiently negotiating a plea bargain. Bauzó wrote a letter to the judge stating this and asking for new counsel. The letter stated that Bauzó had “always accepted [his] responsibility as to guilt” but simply wanted his prison time to be reasonable. Bauzó’s initially appointed attorneys withdrew, and Bauzó ultimately did not negotiate a plea agreement. At trial, the prosecution (plaintiff) sought to introduce the letter written to the judge. Bauzó filed a motion to exclude the letter, asserting that it was inadmissible under Federal Rule of Evidence 410 (Rule 410). The district court denied the motion, and Bauzó was convicted. Bauzó appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Thompson, J.)
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