Greensboro Trial Lawyer Discusses Habitual Felon Laws and Habitual DWIs

In Criminal, Trafficby GWAO

Greensboro trial lawyer Chad Garrett discusses Habitual Felon Laws and Habitual DWIs daily.  Below is his chart used to teach other lawyers, prosecutors and judges about the law.

HABITUAL STATUS

 

Habitual Felon

  • 3 prior felony convictions
  • Sentenced at 4 classes higher than the underlying felony

BUT no higher than a class C felony punishment level

 

Habitual Misdemeanor Assault

  • 2 or more prior felony or misdemeanor assaults within 15 years

AND

commits an assault with physical injury under N.C.G.S. 14-33

OR

an assault under N.C.G.S. 14-34

  • Class H felony punishment.

 

Violent Habitual Felon

  • 2 prior Class A-E felony convictions
  • Life without parole

 

Habitual Breaking and Entering

  • 1 prior Breaking and Entering conviction
  • Sentenced as a Class E felony

 

Armed Habitual Felon

  • One prior firearm related felony
  • Sentenced as a Class C felony, mandatory 120 month minimum active sentence