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Va. Burglary Conviction Supports Enhanced Sentence (access required)

A defendant’s 1976 burglary conviction under Virginia law qualifies as a predicate offense under the Armed Career Criminal Act, and the 4th Circuit upholds his mandatory minimum sentence of 180 months on a conviction of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. An offense will constitute burglary if the jury was required to find all ...

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