Category: 2012

United States v. Fugit, No. 11-6741

Decided: December 31, 2012 The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling of the district court in denying Fugit’s motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence. Fugit plead guilty to enticing or attempting to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual...

U.S. v. Pruess, No. 11-5127

Decided: December 31, 2012 The Fourth Circuit held that the felon-in-possession prohibition for felons in 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) does not violate the Constitution, even for non-violent felons such as Pruess. Pruess has been convicted of numerous firearm related offenses.  In 1994, Pruess was charged with twelve firearms offenses, and...

United States v. Lawing, No. 11-4896

Decided on: December 31, 2012 Lawing was convicted of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). On appeal, Lawing argued that the district court committed reversible error by denying his motions to suppress evidence and to dismiss the charges or, in...