Concerning an habitual domestic violence offender.
2016 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Under current law, a person who is convicted of a misdemeanor involving an underlying factual basis of domestic violence and who has 3 prior convictions that include an act of domestic violence can be convicted as an habitual domestic violence offender, which is a class 5 felony. The act maintains this sentencing provision and describes the procedures that a court uses to determine whether the defendant has been convicted of 3 previous offenses that include an act of domestic violence.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)