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Tag Archives: crack cocaine

A weighted issue (access required)

There are several ways to get thin, should you desire. Eat healthy. Exercise. Crash diet. Or you could simply see yourself through the eyes of one Lincolnton police officer who has declared 160 to 200 pounds to be the new ...

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Criminal Practice – Sentencing – Plea Agreement – Crack Cocaine – 2007 Amendments – No Reduction (access required)

U.S. v. Brown A defendant whose Rule 11 plea agreement said his sentence for a crack cocaine offense would be between 180 and 240 months, cannot have his sentence reduced from 210 months to 180 months under the 2007 retroactive crack cocaine amendments; the 4th Circuit reverses the district court because defendant’s sentence was not “based on” a sentencing range that later was lowered; rather, it was based on his Rule 11 plea agreement.

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Criminal Practice – Search & Seizure – Unregistered Motel Guest -Sentencing – Crack Cocaine (access required)

U.S. v. Bullard Drug evidence found in a suitcase belonging to defendant, an unregistered motel guest, need not be suppressed, the 4th Circuit says, even if searching the suitcase went beyond a "protective sweep"; and the 4th Circuit joins its sister circuits and holds that the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 does not apply retroactively to allow defendant to be resentenced on a crack cocaine offense.

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