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Criminal – Guilty plea vacated due to magistrate judge’s error (access required)

Where the magistrate judge failed to advise the defendant of his potential exposure to a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence by pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon, and the defendant demonstrated there was a “reasonable probability” he would not have otherwise entered the plea, a majority of the en banc court vacated ...

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