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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: Possession with Intent to Distribute-Calculation of Guidelines Range-Prior Convictions

  Defendant pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Defendant’s presentence investigation report included a prior Illinois conviction for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. After the Illinois Supreme Court declared the statute of conviction unconstitutional in ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Prior Convictions

Where a defendant in a drug case challenged the admission of evidence of his three prior felony drug convictions and testimony about him being under court supervision at the time of his arrest, the district court properly limited the evidence ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Prior Convictions-ACCA

Where a defendant challenged his sentence in a felon-in-possession case, the Arkansas convictions for first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree domestic battery were violent felonies under the Armed Career Criminal Act, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v. ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Prior Convictions

Where a defendant challenged his sentence after pleading guilty to a felon-in-possession charge, the district court did not err in calculating the guidelines range, and prior Missouri convictions for second-degree robbery and second-degree assault were properly found to be crimes ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Prior Convictions-Controlled-Substance Offense

Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession argued that his prior drug-conspiracy conviction was not a controlled-substance offense under the guidelines, the judgment is affirmed because the defendant did not show any error that was ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Prior Convictions-Controlled Substance Offense

Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession argued that his prior drug-conspiracy conviction was not a controlled-substance offense under the guidelines, the judgment is affirmed because the defendant did not show any error that was ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Prior Convictions

Where a defendant, who pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm, argued that the district court erred in calculating his offense level for sentencing purposes, the court made an alternative determination that rendered the issue moot, declaring that the ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Prior Convictions

Where a defendant argued on appeal that his Illinois convictions for robbery, armed robbery and attempted armed robbery were not crimes of violence for sentencing purposes, the judgment is affirmed because the court has held that Illinois robbery is a ...

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