United States v. Gattis

The Fourth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon. The court held that defendant's prior North Carolina common law robbery conviction categorically qualified as a felony conviction for a crime of violence, as provided in USSG 2K2.1(a)(4)(A) and defined in USSG 4B1.2(a). The court also held that the evidence was sufficient to support the district court's application of a two-level enhancement under USSG 2K2.1(b)(1)(A), based on the number of weapons involved in the offense, and a four-level enhancement under USSG 2K2.1(b)(6)(B), based on the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition in connection with another felony offense. View "United States v. Gattis" on Justia Law

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