Tagged: Fourth Circuit Summaries

Week 11 (2020)

In United States v. Gary, the Fourth Circuit held that a defendant may not knowingly or intelligently enter a guilty plea when the defendant does not understand the essential elements of the offense.

Week 10 (2020)

In United States v. Jackson, the Fourth Circuit held that a district court may, in exercise of its discretion, consider the amount of “banked” time a defendant would receive when reducing that defendant’s sentence.

Week 9 (2020)

In United States v. Jones, the Fourth Circuit held that a warrant that authorized officers to search “any safes or locked boxes that could aid in the hiding of illegal narcotics” was not overbroad and did not have to be limited in geographic scope because the presence of one lit marijuana cigarette in the kitchen did not negate the fair probability that other evidence of the crime of marijuana possession might be found in the house.