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Tag Archives: Criminal

Evidence supported intent to distribute cocaine (access required)

Where appellant was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, there was sufficient circumstantial evidence that he possessed the cocaine. Further, intent to distribute was established by an expert’s testimony that the way the cocaine was packaged and the ...

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Death penalty defendant fails to show ineffective assistance (access required)

Where a detainee sentenced to death alleged he received ineffective assistance of counsel regarding his decision to plead guilty and the process of sentencing explaining, but his arguments were procedurally defaulted or without merit, his claims were rejected. Background In ...

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Court lacks authority to modify mandatory sentences (access required)

Where a prisoner sought a reduction of his drug-related sentence under the First Step Act, because neither general sentencing law nor recent Fourth Circuit precedent authorized the reduction of his statutory mandatory minimum terms on three § 924(c)(1)(C) counts, the ...

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