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Vehicular Flight is ACCA ‘Violent Felony’ (access required)

A defendant’s “fleeing or eluding” conviction under Florida law is a violent felony that allows defendant to be sentenced under the Armed Career Criminal Act on a weapon possession charge, the 4th Circuit says. The Florida statute, Fla. Stat. § 316.1935(2), punishes one who willfully flees or attempted to elude a marked law enforcement patrol vehicle ...

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