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SENTENCING

A mandatory minimum 5-year consecutive sentence for using a gun during a felony cannot be avoided because it was tacked onto another mandatory minimum sentence. See "Court upholds sentence boost for felony firearm use" U.S. Supreme Court. Abbott v. U.S. and Could v. U.S., consolidated. No. 09-479. Nov. 15, 2010. Lawyers USA No. 993-2428.