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State A&B Offense Not ‘Violent’ Crime (access required)

A district court erred in deciding that defendant’s prior South Carolina conviction for “assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature” was a crime of violence and enhancing by 16 levels defendant’s sentence on his conviction for illegal reentry into the U.S.; the 4th Circuit vacates defendant’s 46-month sentence and remands for resentencing. Relying on ...

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