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Criminal – Sentencing – Escape – 'Violent Felony' – Armed Career Criminal (access required)

A defendant who was convicted of escape under a Virginia statute titled "Escape without force or violence" after he walked away from a work release program nevertheless had committed a "violent felony" for the purposes of sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act, and application of the sentencing enhancement on a conviction for possession of ...

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