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Mandatory Sentence Not Ex Post Facto Violation (access required)

Although the General Assembly did not make statutory burglary a “violent felony” until after defendant was convicted of firearm possession, the trial court did not err in sentencing defendant to a mandatory minimum sentence because of a prior statutory burglary conviction; the Court of Appeals rejects defendant’s argument that “retroactive recategorization” of his burglary conviction ...

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