US v. JONES, 00-2531
Where defendant would be subject to sentence enhancement anyway due to a prior felony drug conviction, and the current conviction is below the statutory maximum, Apprendi is inapplicable.
- Argued 11/30/2000
- Decided 03/28/2001
- Published 03/28/2001
- KANNE, Circuit Judge., Before RIPPLE, MANION, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellees:
- Ralph M. Friederich (argued), Office of the U.S. Atty., Crim. Div., Fairview, IL, J. Christopher Moore, Office of the U.S. Atty., Benton, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., David M. Williams, (DNA) (argued), Fairfield, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.