Maine Revised Statutes

§10605. Sentencing alternative; habitual violator

1. Habitual violator defined.  For purposes of this section, "habitual violator" means a person whose record, as maintained by the department, shows that:
A. The person has been convicted of 3 or more criminal violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period, except that, whenever more than one criminal violation is committed at the same time, multiple convictions are deemed to be one offense; or [2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §64 (AMD); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. The person has been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part and convicted of 2 or more Class E crimes as a result of such prior adjudications within the previous 5-year period. [2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §64 (AMD); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §64 (AMD); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
2. Sentencing alternative for habitual violators.  When an habitual violator is convicted of a crime in this Part the court shall impose a sentencing alternative involving not less than 3 days imprisonment, none of which may be suspended, and a fine of not less than $500, none of which may be suspended.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2003, c. 655, §B64 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF).