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Criminal – Sentencing – ACCA – Upward Departure (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a drug defendant’s sentence as an armed career criminal, with an upward departure to 300 months for unlawful possession of a firearm and 240 months for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Clifton McNeill first argues that the district court erred in sentencing him as an armed career criminal because only ...