ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR BOND (DKT. NO. 38)
PAMELA PEPPER, District Judge.
On February 22, 2017, a federal grand jury indicted defendant Royce Grant with two counts of Hobbs Act robbery in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1951(a), and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence in violation of 18 U.S.C. §924(c)(1)(A)(ii). On July 11, 2017, the defendant pled guilty to all three counts. A day later, he filed this motion, asking the court to release him on bond pending sentencing. Dkt. No. 38. The government opposes the motion. Dkt. No. 39.
Under 18 U.S.C. §3142(f)(1)(A), if a case involves a crime of violence (like a Hobbs Act robbery) and the government seeks detention, the court must determine whether there is any condition or combination of conditions that would reasonably assure the appearance of the defendant and the safety of the community. Once a defendant has pled guilty to such a crime, 18 U.S.C. §3143(a)(2) requires the court to detain that defendant, unless:
Given the defendant's guilty plea, he cannot show "a substantial likelihood that a motion for acquittal or new trial will be granted" under 18 U.S.C. §3143(a)(2)(A)(i). Given that one of the offenses to which the defendant pled guilty carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years' imprisonment, he can't show that "an attorney for the Government has recommended that no sentence of imprisonment be imposed on the person[,]" under 18 U.S.C. §3143(a)(2)(A)(ii). Because the defendant cannot meet the requirements of §3143(a)(2)(A), his detention is mandatory.