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Criminal – Escape – S.C. Law – ACCA – ‘Violent Felony’ (access required)

Charging and sentencing documents in defendant’s South Carolina conviction for escape do not show whether it was a “walk-away” or a “break-out” escape, and recent changes in the law draw this distinction; the 4th Circuit vacates defendant’s sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act, which enhances sentences for prior “violent felony” convictions. A conviction under South ...

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