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Articles by Pat O'Connell

Seventh Circuit Holds Indiana Pointing a Firearm and Intimidation Convictions No Longer Qualify Under ACCA After Johnson

by Dale Chappell

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held on October 18, 2019, that a prior conviction for intimidation in Indiana could not qualify for the harsh mandatory penalty under the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”), remanding for resentencing without the penalty.

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