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Prior Va. Convictions Support ACCA Sentence (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds defendant’s sentence enhanced under the Armed Career Criminal Act, on a firearm possession conviction; his three prior convictions under Va. Code § 18.2-55, for knowing and willful infliction of bodily injury on a juvenile-facility employee, were “violent felonies” under the “force” clause of the ACCA, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(B)(i). Force clause At sentencing ...