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Criminal Practice – NC assault with intent to kill is a “violent felony” (access required)

Under North Carolina law, the offense of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury is a “violent felony” meriting enhanced sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act because one of its elements is a specific intent to kill. Background In 2010, Appellant Corey Townsend was indicted for possession of a firearm by ...

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