Legal Question in Criminal Law in New York

Does the state of New York have a habitual criminal act. Where they can give a repeat offender more time.

Asked on 9/12/13, 4:20 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

kevin connolly Kevin J. Connolly

New York does not have such a law per se, but if the defendant is a "predicate felon" then instead of the minimum sentence being one-third of the max, it becomes half. So if a person is convicted of third degree robbery for a second time, instead of facing two years & four months to seven years, the top penalty would become 3.5 to 7.

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Answered on 9/22/13, 1:52 am

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