No. 19-40811.

87 F.4th 689 (2023)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Rolando VILLARREAL, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

FILED December 5, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jason B. Smith , Carmen Castillo Mitchell , Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas, Houston, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Marjorie A. Meyers , Federal Public Defender, Michael Lance Herman , Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender's Office, Southern District of Texas, Houston, TX, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before Higginbotham, Smith, and Elrod, Circuit Judges.

Rolando Villarreal pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The district court enhanced Villarreal's sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), finding that the ACCA's sentencing enhancement was applicable...

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