Since 18 USC § 924(c)(1) was revised in 1986, it has been subject to varying interpretations by courts seeking to determine under what circumstances a person during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime uses or carries a firearm. This article provides guidance to the federal courts and practitioners in applying the mandatory five year sentencing provision of section 924(c)(1) as it relates to narcotic crimes.
Michael J. Riordan,
Using a Firearm during and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime: Defining the Elements of the Mandatory Sentencing Provision of 18 USC § 924(c)(1),
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol30/iss1/4