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Prior Md. Crime Is ‘Violent Felony’ (access required)

Defendant’s prior conviction under a Maryland statute for assault with intent to maim qualifies as a predicate violent offense under Va. Code § 18.2-308.2, and the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony. Under Code § 19.2-297.1(B), the commonwealth could rely on defendant’s Maryland conviction ...

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