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Criminal – Ineffective Assistance – ACCA – Failure To Object (access required)

At defendant’s sentencing as an armed career criminal, his lawyer’s failure to object to the use of defendant’s prior South Carolina convictions prejudiced his defense and amounts to ineffective assistance of counsel, and the 4th Circuit vacates denial of defendant’s § 2255 motion and remands for resentencing. The Armed Career Criminal Act imposes a 15-year mandatory ...

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