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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Guidelines Range-Prior “Crime of Violence”

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court calculated defendant’s base offense level after finding that defendant had at least two prior felony convictions, including an Arkansas conviction for first-degree terroristic threatening. On ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Guidelines Range

Where a defendant argued that the district court procedurally erred in determining his guidelines range at sentencing, the court properly decided the base offense level, and the court also did not err in imposing a four-level enhancement, so the judgment ...

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Criminal Law: Unlawful Possession of Firearm-Guidelines Range-Calculation of Range

Defendant appealed his sentence imposed following his guilty plea to unlawful possession of a firearm while under felony indictment in state court. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court made a procedural error in calculating his advisory sentencing guidelines ...

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Criminal Law: Drug User in Possession of Firearm-Guidelines Range-Upward Departure

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a drug user in possession of a firearm. Defendant’s presentence report included a four-level sentencing enhancement for possessing a firearm in connection with distribution of marijuana. The district court overruled defendant’s objection to the enhancement ...

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Criminal Law: Accessory to Murder-Guidelines Range-Upward Departure

Defendant was present during a murder and helped the murderer to clean the victim’s body of evidence and dispose of the body. Defendant pleaded guilty to being an accessory to second-degree murder. The district court found the applicable advisory guidelines ...

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