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North Carolina Consolidated Sentence Counts as One Prior Conviction for Federal Sentencing

The Fourth Circuit recently ruled that a “consolidated sentence” given in North Carolina state court will be counted as a single prior conviction for federal sentencing purposes. ¬†(See US v Davis and this Fourth Circuit Blog post.) ¬†This ruling significantly reduces the sentencing exposure of many defendants charged in federal court.

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