United States v. Hart, No. 11-1156 (1st Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Convicted as a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1), defendant appealed his conviction and sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. 924(e). The First Circuit affirmed, upholding denial of a motion to suppress evidence seized incident to a Terry stop, including a firearm. Defendant's actions provided reasonable suspicion for the stop and the officers acted reasonably throughout.A prior conviction for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon qualified as a predicate offense under ACCA.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on March 26, 2012.