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US v. Stapleton, 05-30088

For purposes of sentence enhancement, the crime of false imprisonment while armed with a dangerous weapon under Louisiana state law is not a violent felony under the Force Clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act, but is a violent felony under the Otherwise Clause of the Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/16/2006
  • Published 02/20/2006

Judges

  • DENNIS, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, WIENER, and DENNIS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Josette Louise Cassiere, Asst. U.S. Atty. (argued), Shreveport, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Rebecca L. Hudsmith, Federal Public Defender (argued), Lafayette, LA, for Defendant-Appellant.