Abbott v. United States

Supreme Court of the United States

562 U.S. 8 (2010)

November 15, 2010

The mandatory minimum sentences in the Armed Career Criminal Act runs consecutively to another count, even if it carriers a longer than ordinary mandatory minimum sentence.

Relevant Facts

In two consolidated cases, defendants used a firearm while engaged in drug trafficking. Pursuant to 18 USC 924(c)(1)(A), both defendants received an additional five-year sentence. The additional five years meant that the defendants received longer mandatory minimum sentences as provided under the Armed Career Criminal Act. The defendants challenged the enhancement of their sentencing, arguing that such a sentence should run concurrently rather than consecutively.

Issue

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Citations

562 U.S. 8 (2010)