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Criminal Practice – Possession of a Firearm – Marijuana Trafficking – Sufficient Nexus (access required)

State v. Whitesides S.C. Code Ann. § 16-23-490(A) imposes an additional penalty when a defendant possesses a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. We interpret the statute as requiring a nexus between possession of the firearm and the predicate offense.

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