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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Career Offender-Prior Convictions

Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine challenged his sentence, particularly the career-offender designation, the district court erred in finding that the prior conviction for terroristic threatening under Arkansas law was a crime of violence for sentencing purposes, ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Career Offender-Consecutive Sentences

Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to drug-conspiracy charges challenged his sentence, the district court properly applied the career-offender guideline, and the decision to impose a consecutive sentence was also proper, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Career Offender

Where a defendant in a drug-possession case challenged her sentence, arguing that an Iowa assault conviction did not qualify as a crime of violence, the defendant’s argument was foreclosed by precedent, and any error in determining that the defendant was ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Career Offender-Underlying Controlled Substance Offense

Defendant appealed from his classification by the district court as a career offender. Defendant pleaded guilty to distribution of actual methamphetamine. The district court imposed a sentence under the advisory guidelines range. Defendant challenged the district court’s finding that his ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Career Offender

Where a defendant challenged the determination that he was a career offender for sentencing purposes, the district court did not err in finding that his prior Arkansas conviction for battery was a crime of violence and a conviction for conspiracy ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Career Offender

Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to bank robbery challenged the calculation of his sentence, the district court did not plainly err in determining that the defendant was a career offender, and the record established that the court sufficiently considered ...

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