8th Circ. OKs 4-Year Sentence For Re-entry After Assault

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Law360, New York (December 10, 2015, 9:20 PM ET) — The Eighth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a four-year sentence for a man who illegally re-entered the U.S. after deportation, finding that the lower court had properly ruled that his domestic abuse conviction counted as a felony.

A three-judge panel for the Eighth Circuit upheld a four-year prison sentence for Aurelio Abrica-Sanchez, after finding the district court had properly ruled that his 2003 domestic abuse conviction was a felony violation under 8 U.S.C. § 1326(b)(1).

According to the ruling, Abrica-Sanchez first entered the U.S. from Mexico without…

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