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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Possession with Intent to Distribute-Sufficiency of Evidence

Defendant appealed his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing PCP with intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. On appeal, defendant challenged the sufficiency of evidence and the admission of ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Calculation of Base Level-Obstruction of Justice Enhancement

Defendant appealed his sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm, after he used a pistol to threaten others and had it in his possession while selling marijuana to a confidential informant. After his arrest, defendant made multiple ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Separate Offenses-Sentence Enhancements

Defendant appealed his conviction and sentence for possession of a firearm as a felon. Defendant argued that police lacked probable cause to arrest him, and that the trial court infringed upon his right of self-representation and erroneously imposed an enhanced ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Resentencing-Effective Edition of Guidelines

Defendant was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Following sentencing, defendant moved for relief; the district court agreed that defendant no longer had the requisite convictions for an enhanced sentence for ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Separate Offenses-Sentence Enhancements

Where defendant left the scene of his robbery with opportunity to escape without committing another crime, the district court did not err by counting his assault, involving shooting at a pursuing witness as a separate offense for sentence enhancement under ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Prior Crimes of Violence-Force Requirement

Defendant pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. At sentencing, the district court ruled that defendant’s prior second-degree domestic-assault conviction from Missouri state court was a crime of violence and accordingly increased defendant’s recommended guidelines range. ...

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