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Criminal – Sentencing – Mandatory Minimum – D.C. 'Pick-Pocketing Offense – Violent Felony (access required)

Where two of defendant's three prior felony convictions were for violations of District of Columbia Code § 22-2901, the D.C. "pick-pocketing" statute, these convictions qualify as "violent felonies" for the purpose of subjecting defendant to the 15-year mandatory minimum provision of 18 U.S.C. § 924(e) for firearm possession. Resolution of this matter depends entirely ...