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career offender

noun ca·reer offender

Legal Definition of career offender

  1. :  a habitual or repeat criminal; especially :  an offender with two or more prior convictions for violent or drug-related crimes —called also career criminal

Additional Notes on career offender

Under federal sentencing guidelines career offenders are given maximum sentences.


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