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Md. Burglary Conviction Not ‘Crime of Violence’ (access required)

A conviction under Maryland’s first-degree burglary statute cannot be used to enhance a sentence for unlawful reentry into the U.S.; the 4th Circuit vacates defendant’s enhanced sentence, as Maryland courts have construed the state’s first-degree burglary statute more broadly than the U.S. Supreme Court’s definition of generic burglary, to possibly include burglary of motor vehicles ...

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