career offender

noun
ca·reer offender

Legal Definition of career offender 

: a habitual or repeat criminal especially : an offender with two or more prior convictions for violent or drug-related crimes

called also career criminal

Note: Under federal sentencing guidelines career offenders are given maximum sentences.

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