Ninth Circuit - General Application Issues

United States v. Dixon, 984 F.3d 814 (9th Cir. 2020). The court erred in denying a two-level reduction under §3E1.1(a) for acceptance of responsibility where the defendant was convicted at trial of drug possession but acquitted of drug trafficking. A trial conviction does not automatically preclude acceptance, and even before being indicted, the defendant admitted to possessing drugs.

United States v. Grimaldo, 984 F.3d 876 (9th Cir. 2021). A court does not abuse its discretion when it fails to strike from the presentence report a past arrest that does not result in a conviction.