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Criminal – Sentencing – Felon In Possession – ‘Crime Of Violence’ – N.C. Law (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds defendant’s sentence for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, which the district court calculated by counting his prior North Carolina conviction for larceny from the person as a “crime of violence” under the federal sentencing guidelines. Defendant acknowledges that in U.S. v. Smith, 359 F.3d 662 (4th Cir. 2004), we ...

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