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Counsel who failed to object to enhancement was not ineffective (access required)

Defendant’s counsel did not render ineffective assistance by failing to argue that defendant’s conviction for attempted abduction did not constitute a crime of violence for purposes of applying the career offender sentencing enhancement because the existing case law at the time did not strongly indicate that such an argument would have been successful. Background In 2013, defendant ...