Brief Assignment 1

Brief Assignment 1 - Case Brief Assignment United States v...

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Case Brief Assignment 9/29/2004 United States v. Johnson United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 32 F.3d 82; (4 th Cir. 1994) Facts On March 30 1993, defendant Bruce Anthony Johnson approached Alicia Bain as she was getting out of her car. Johnson pointed a revolver at her and asked her to give him the keys of the car and money or he would shut the gun at her. The next day, a police officer stopped Johnson while defendant was driving Ms. Bain’s car. The revolver was found in the car. Defendant was arrested and charged with armed carjacking and use of firearm during a crime of violence. Defendant appealed to dismiss the firearms count on double jeopardy grounds. The court dismissed the firearms charge and the government appealed. Procedural Facts A federal grand jury charged Johnson with a four-count indictment: armed carjacking (Count I), use of a firearm during a crime of violence (Count II), possession of a firearm by a felon (Count III), and interstate transportation of a stolen motor vehicle
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