United States District Court, E.D. Wisconsin
STATEMENT OF REASON MEMORANDUM
ADELMAN LYNN ADELMAN DISTRICT JUDGE
Gregory Neuenfeldt pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm
following a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction, 18
U.S.C. § 922(g)(9), and I set the case for sentencing.
In imposing sentence, the district court must first correctly
calculate the advisory sentence guideline range. The court
must then consider the arguments of the parties and the
factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), making an
individualized assessment based on the facts presented.
Finally, after settling on the appropriate sentence, the
court must adequately explain the chosen sentence to promote
the perception of fair sentencing. United States v.
Pankow, 884 F.3d 785, 793 (7th Cir. 2018).
This memorandum sets forth written reasons for the sentence
pre-sentence report (“PSR”) set a base offense
level of 14, as defendant was a “prohibited
person” at the time he possessed the firearm, U.S.S.G.
§ 2K2.1(a)(6), then subtracted 2 levels for acceptance
of responsibility, U.S.S.G. § 3E1.1, for a final level
of 12. The PSR further calculated a criminal history category
of III, producing an imprisonment range of 15-21 months. I
adopted these calculations without objection.
3553(a) directs the sentencing court to consider:
nature and circumstances of the offense and the history and
characteristics of the defendant;
need for the sentence imposed-
(A) to reflect the seriousness of the offense, to promote
respect for the law, and to provide just punishment for the
(B) to afford adequate deterrence to criminal conduct;
(C) to protect the public from further crimes of the
(D) to provide the defendant with needed educational or
vocational training, medical care, or other correctional