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How Even Small Crimes can Cost You 25 Years in Prison

How Even Small Crimes can Cost You 25 Years in Prison

Habitual offenders often receive much harsher sentences in the court of law. Even a petty crime can lead to extremely severe consequences if the offender is a repeat offender. An article in today’s WPTV News explores this idea. The article is as follows: NAPLES, Fla. – NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Pawning a stolen laptop brought Terrick Maurice Crosby an easy $150 in September 2009. On Thursday, Collier County Circuit Judge Frank Baker gave the 34-year-old something else — a 25-year prison sentence. Crosby faced up to 30 years under the state’s habitual offender law. His rap sheet dates back to 1994 in Miami-Dade County and includes robbery, grand theft, burglary and resisting arrest with violence charges. He was released from prison in 2006 after serving time for violation of probation.… […]

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