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Criminal – Sentencing – Crack Cocaine – Guidelines Departure (access required)

Although the federal sentencing guidelines call for a sentence of 360 months to life for this crack cocaine defendant, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court imposes a sentence of 288 months imprisonment, because a sentence of 288 months would be within the guideline range for an identical powder cocaine offense. Defendant is before the court for ...

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