United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Jerry Lee Imes, Jr., Defendant-appellant, 94 F.3d 653 (9th Cir. 1996)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 94 F.3d 653 (9th Cir. 1996)

Argued and Submitted March 7, 1996. Decided July 5, 1996

Before: FLETCHER, NOONAN, and RYMER, Circuit Judges.


Jerry Lee Imes, Jr., appeals his conviction for possession of an unregistered firearm in violation of the National Firearms Act, 26 U.S.C. § 5861(d), on the ground that, under Staples v. United States, 114 S. Ct. 1793 (1994), he was entitled to an instruction that the government must prove his knowledge of the illegal features of the firearm he possessed. The government agrees that Imes was entitled to such an instruction. Under the circumstances, we reverse the conviction. Accordingly, we do not reach Imes's second argument, that his sentence under the Sentencing Guidelines was erroneous under Bailey v. United States, 116 S. Ct. 501 (1995).



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