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Resisting Arrest is Sentencing ‘Crime of Violence’ (access required)

In sentencing defendant on a conviction for illegal reentry into the U.S., a district court did not err in treating a prior conviction for resisting arrest as a “crime of violence” under federal sentencing guidelines; adopting the categorical approach to characterize the offense, the 4th Circuit affirms the district court’s 36-month sentence for defendant. Defendant pleaded ...

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