United States v. Haymond

Today, in United States v. Haymond, the Supreme Court of the United States held that jury findings are required under a federal statute that imposes a mandatory 5-year term on revocation of supervised release under specified circumstances. It may make sense to ask for a jury when a client facing a probation or parole violation is facing (1) a mandatory minimum sanction or (2) a potential sanction that will result in a total period of confinement (original sentence plus revocation sentence) that exceeds the statutory maximum.

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