United States Seventh Circuit

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US v. Dismuke, 08-1693

Conviction of defendant for being a felon in possession of a firearm and sentence to a statutorily mandated 15-year prison term based on three prior convictions is affirmed where: 1) the guns at issue were properly admitted at trial and an affidavit contained enough independent corroboration to support probable cause to search defendant's home; and 2) Wisconsin's vehicular-fleeing offense qualifies as a violent felony under the ACCA.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/06/2009
  • Decided 01/27/2010
  • Published 01/27/2010

Judges

  • SYKES, Circuit Judge., Before KANNE, WOOD, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Michelle L. Jacobs, Paul Kanter, Office of the United States Attorney, Milwaukee, WI, for Plaintiff-Appellee., James A. Walrath, Law Offices of James A. Walrath, Milwaukee, WI, for Defendant-Appellant.