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Prior Conviction Not ‘Crime of Violence’ (access required)

A defendant convicted of one count of illegal reentry by an aggravated felon cannot have his sentenced enhanced by 16 levels under federal sentencing guidelines; the 4th Circuit vacates defendant’s sentence because his prior conviction under a California statute that requires only that the offender threatens to commit a crime which will result in death ...

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