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No Enhancement for ‘Consolidated’ Sentence (access required)

A consolidated sentence under North Carolina law is a single sentence for purposes of the career offender enhancement under the federal sentencing guidelines, and the 4th Circuit vacates the 276-month sentence for a defendant convicted of robbing a fast-food restaurant. Under the guidelines, the existence of two prior felony convictions alone is not dispositive; the defendant ...