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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Felony Drug Offense-Prior Conviction

Where a defendant argued that a California conviction did not qualify as a prior conviction for a “felony drug offense” as required for an enhanced sentence, the California conviction qualified as a “felony drug offense” even though the offense was later re-designated as a misdemeanor, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v. Santillan (MLW ...