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Criminal Law: Possession with Intent to Distribute-Sentencing Enhancement-Prior Felony Conviction

Defendant sought habeas relief from the mandatory minimum sentence imposed following his conviction for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Defendant’s mandatory minimum sentence was doubled based on a prior felony conviction. On appeal, defendant argued that ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Cocaine Base Near a School-Prior Felony Conviction-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine base near a school after a prior felony conviction. The district court sentenced him to 188 months’ imprisonment. Defendant appealed, challenging the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. Where defense counsel directly addressed the ...

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