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Criminal Practice – Bodily injury sentence enhancement applied in error (access required)

Where the sentencing court never determined whether the victim’s injuries lasted for a “meaningful period” or if they were of a type for which more-than-precautionary medical attention ordinarily would be sought, it erred in imposing a sentencing enhancement for bodily injury. Background Melvin Thomas Lewis pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery and brandishing a firearm ...

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