dangerous offender


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dangerous offender

(US, Canada) an offender who is deemed by a court of law to be likely to engage in further violent conduct, and who thus becomes eligible for an indefinite prison sentence.
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Prosecutor Aisha Wadoodi said "the defendant managed to facilitate the offences using alcohol and drugs", adding: "The Crown certainly think that this is a dangerous offender".
Whittaker is a dangerous offender who is Whittaker was sentenced to 12 years and 10 months behind bars at Newcastle Crown Court on Tuesday, and was also placed on the sex offenders register for life.
Tony Cook, from the NCA, said they had "taken a very very dangerous offender out of circulation".
Sentencings usually are scheduled no more than two weeks after a conviction or change of plea, but Eastman's was delayed while he underwent a psychological evaluation and while officials examined Eastman's records to prove he was a dangerous offender.
His bill, amending the Criminal Code provisions on dangerous offenders, will change the law so that any person convicted of a third violent offence would have to prove in court why he or she should not be designated a dangerous offender.
Alberta Provincial Court Judge Chisholm recently ruled on a case where the Crown made an application for a repeat offender to be classed as a dangerous offender. The man in question had 37 convictions in the last 15 years, 18 of which were violence related.
Detective Constable Donna Oakley said: "This was a despicable offence against an elderly woman in the sanctuary of her home, and we are pleased that such a dangerous offender has been removed from the streets."
It's clearly lawyers that have power IT WAS lawyers who decided that Parliament and not the Government, should handle Brexit, and now it is lawyers who prevented the Home Office from keeping a dangerous offender in prison.
The impact complainant, considerable, long way serious Condemned as a dangerous offender, he was ordered to serve an extra three years on licence following his release.
But Assistant District Attorney Robert Lane is asking that Eastman be classified as a dangerous offender, which would allow a sentence of up to 30 years.
She said the length of sentence reflected that she believed him to be a "dangerous offender who would have been aided by the knowledge he attained during his time in the police force".
A SEX offender who targeted a very young boy in a sick campaign of abuse has been branded a dangerous offender by a judge.
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