Carjacking is Not a Crime of Violence under USSG § 4A1.1?

Why is a prior conviction for carjacking under California law not a crime of violence under federal law for purposes of sentencing? The answer lies in the results of the categorical approach, wherein a court will compare the elements of one crime (carjacking) to the requirements of a crime of violence under federal law. If the state court crime requires more conduct than the federal requirements, it will not meet the federal definition because it includes more conduct than the federal requirements. To see this analysis in action, please click on the following link – https://www.greghillassociates.com/carjacking-is-not-a-crime-of-violence-under-ussg-4a1-1.html

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