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Criminal Law: Bank Robbery-Appeal Waiver-Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant appealed after he pleaded guilty to bank robbery and related offenses, pursuant to a plea agreement that contained an appeal waiver. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence was unreasonable and that he was denied effective assistance of counsel; ...

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Criminal Law: Bank Robbery-ACCA Enhanced Sentence-Prior Violent Felony

Defendant pleaded guilty to bank robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. At sentencing, the district court determined that defendant’s five prior convictions for second-degree robbery in Missouri were “violent felonies” under the ACCA and required imposition ...

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Criminal Law: Bank Robbery-Brandishing of Firearm-Vagueness of Statute

Defendant pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Defendant moved to vacate his conviction pursuant to Johnson v. U.S., 135 S.Ct. 2551. The district court concluded that defendant’s ...

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Criminal Law: Bank Robbery-Sentencing Enhancement-Death Threats Made During Crime

Defendant pleaded guilty to bank robbery. His presentence report applied a two-level enhancement after finding defendant made a death threat during the robbery. On appeal, defendant challenged the sentencing enhancement and argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable. Where defendant’s ...

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Criminal Law: Bank Robbery-Career Offender-Guidelines Enhancement

Defendant pleaded guilty to bank robbery. The district court concluded defendant was a career offender, based on two prior federal bank robbery convictions, and imposed a two-level guidelines enhancement to sentence defendant to a within-guidelines range sentence of 151 months’ ...

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Criminal Law: Bank Robbery-Within-Guidelines Range Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

  Defendant pled guilty to bank robbery and the district court sentenced him to a within-Guidelines sentence of 108 months’ incarceration. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable, contending that the district emphasized aggravating factors at the ...

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Criminal Law: Bank Robbery-Career Offender-Crime of Violence

  Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. At sentencing, the district court classified defendant as a career offender due to his current offense, a 1979 bank-robbery conviction, and a 2001 Missouri second-degree robbery conviction, finding that the ...

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Criminal Law : Bank Robbery – Sufficiency Of Evidence – ‘Forcibly Stole’

State v. Coleman (MLW No. 67941/Case No. SC94554 – 9 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Teitelman, J.; Russell, C.J., Fischer, Draper and Wilson, JJ., concur; Breckenridge, J., dissents in separate opinion filed; Stith, J., concurs in opinion of Breckenridge, J.)

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