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Criminal Law: Sentencing Enhancement – Prior Conviction – ‘Wobbler Offense’

U.S. v. Viezcas-Soto (MLW No. 58966/Case No. 08-2339 – 20 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Beam, J.) Where a sentencing court imposed an enhancement based on a finding that a defendant’s prior state conviction for unlawful sexual intercourse was for a felony crime of violence, the state conviction was for a “wobbler offense,” which ...

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