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Criminal – Sentencing – Firearm Charge – Felony Escape – Violent Crime (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates a defendant’s sentence on a firearm charge because, when calculating the advisory sentencing range under the guidelines, the district court erred by counting defendant’s conviction for felony escape under Georgia law as a crime of violence under USSG § 2K2.1(a)(4)(A). Improper calculation of a defendant’s advisory sentencing range under the guidelines ...

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