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Defendant’s knowledge of prior crimes supports current conviction (access required)

Although the defendant argued he did not know his prior domestic violence convictions were labeled under federal law as “misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence,” that is not the law. His general knowledge was sufficient to support his conviction for possession of a firearm after being convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Background The defendant, convicted by ...