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Criminal – Sentence – ACCA Enhancement (access required)

In seeking a sentencing enhancement under the Armed Career Criminal Act for defendant’s prior violent crimes, the government may not rely on the transcript of his Alford plea to second-degree assault in Maryland; the 4th Circuit says that because the Alford plea did not necessarily show the particular assault qualified as a violent felony, defendant’s ...

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