Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Riggs, 287 F.3d 221 (1st Cir. 2002)
CrimeDrug crimes
StateME
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year1999
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe prosecution violated its plea bargain at sentencing. "Because plea bargaining requires defendants to waive fundamental constitutional rights, we hold prosecutors engaging in plea bargaining to 'the most meticulous standards of both promise and performance. In this case, the government fell woefully short of satisfying these 'meticulous standards.' Although the plea agreement bound the government to recommend a sentence based on a drug quantity of 5 to 50 grams, the government utterly failed to do so."
Determination Year2002
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectVacate conviction or sentence
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttps://law.resource.org/pub/us/case/reporter/F3/287/287.F3d.221.00-2460.html