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Officer Assault Yields ‘Career Offender’ Sentence (access required)

A defendant’s prior Virginia conviction for assault and battery on a police officer was a “crime of violence” that supports a sentencing enhancement for “career offender” status under federal sentencing guidelines, and the Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court overrules defendant’s objection to the enhancement of his sentence on drug and firearm convictions. Defendant admits he ...

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