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What is a repeated offender?
Definition of repeat offender : a person who has committed a crime more than once.
What are the consequence of being a multiple offender?
Repeat offenders may be returned to prison for new crimes, or for technical violations of parole, such as failing a drug test, or missing a meeting with a parole officer.
What happens if you get two felonies?
This means the fines may increase to their maximum levels and prison time may be doubled or even tripled, depending on your charge. While each case has its own set of circumstances, looking at a second felony conviction can destroy your life.
How do you convince a prosecutor to drop charges?
There are several ways for criminal defendants to convince a prosecutor to drop their charges. They can present exculpatory evidence, complete a pretrial diversion program, agree to testify against another defendant, take a plea deal, or show that their rights were violated by the police.
What happens if you commit a crime while in jail?
You can be charged with whatever crimes you happen to commit while in jail, exactly the same as you could be charged if not in jail. Some infractions are, and should be, handled as disciplinary proceedings within the jail, but I have seen a trend toward charging inmates with everything.
What happens if the police suspect a crime?
In the real world, if the police suspect a crime has occured, they will fully investigate it, and will not hesitate to take suspects into custody, even if the victim makes it clear that he or she does not want to press charges. From there, the prosecutor or district attorney will decide whether to charge anyone with a crime.
Can a police officer charge someone with a crime?
Police and prosecutors do not arrest and charge someone solely because another person claims that a crime occurred and wants the offender prosecuted. Unless the police observe the crime, they will need to gather evidence and other information to recommend that the prosecutor charge the person with a crime.
What happens if you get a felony conviction?
It would be up to the Judge, or the prosecutor pursuant to a plea bargain, whether to run any sentences concurrent or consecutive. What really sucks is when someone gets a felony conviction, and while in prison picks up a “minor” infraction, like possession of contraband (which even includes cell phones and