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    Janet Wilson Guest

    Default May a municipal judge sentence defendants as habitual offenders?

    Q Does a municipal judge have the discretion to sentence defendants that violate the municipal work program and/or contempt of court for failure to pay back fines as habitual offenders?

    A A municipal court does not have the authority to sentence a defendant as an habitual offender. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Johnson dated May 29, 2009)
    Last edited by Janet Wilson; 10-13-2009 at 09:25 AM.

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