Habitual offender laws can be complicated to understand and you want to make sure you know what crimes may subject you to heavier sentencing.
In theory, identifying and incapacitating such offenders early in their criminal careers should prevent a large number of serious crimes. Order of restriction under section 3 of Criminal Procedure Code.
Lexington, MA: Lexington Books. Criminology, 24 2— For example, many laws stipulate that once an individual has been convicted of three felonieshe should qualify for habitual-offender status and receive a lengthy prison term.
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