In the wake of yet another mass shooting at a school — this one in Parkland, Fla., leaving 14 students and three staff members dead — President Donald Trump floated several proposals in response to the violence.Read More »
Firearms Felon in possession of a firearm; restoration of civil rights Where a defendant’s documents purporting to restore his civil rights were inauthentic, it was not ineffective assistance of counsel for his appellate attorney to not challenge the conviction on ...
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Sentencing Firearms; drug trafficking 18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A)’s “except” clause only applies when the minimum sentence “otherwise provided” is for the sec. 924(c) offense in question. “§ 924(c)(1)(A)’s ‘except’ clause only applies when the minimum sentence ‘otherwise provided’ is ‘for the ...Read More »
Sentencing Controlled substances; firearms A combined 75-month sentence is reasonable for convictions of possession of a firearm as a felon, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. “Under ...Read More »