repeat offender

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Although this is a particularly egregious example of a repeat offender, it serves to illustrate the shortcomings and limitations of the courts.
It is hard to show leniency and maintain legitimacy in the public eye when you're dealing with a repeat offender, and judges are seeing more of them than they have in the past.
This makes it impossible to convict an individual as a repeat offender, despite prior violations of similar laws.
In May 2010, the repeat offender was handed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order, preventing him from contact with young people.
John, whose son Damian was murdered by a repeat offender in 2007, said: "It's a source of great frustration to us when we see what we have called for happening in England but not here.
Thus, they will satisfy the repeat offender (exceeding the luxury tax in 4 of the past 5 years) clause by the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, assuming Miami exceeds the tax in each of the next 3 seasons.
It is nonsense to think a repeat offender is going to be put off by an pounds 80 fine.