No. 17-6080.

884 F.3d 1241 (2018)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Joseph R. DEGEARE, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

Filed March 13, 2018.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Grant R. Smith , Assistant Federal Public Defender ( Virginia L. Grady , Federal Public Defender with him on the briefs), Denver, Colorado, for Defendant-Appellant.

Ashley Altshuler , Assistant United States Attorney ( Mark A. Yancey , United States Attorney with her on the brief), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Before HOLMES, MATHESON, and MORITZ, Circuit Judges.

Under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) of 1984, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), an offender convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) faces an enhanced prison sentence if he or she has at least three prior convictions for violent felonies or serious drugs offenses. In theory...

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