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Any NY criminal defense attorney experienced in New York criminal law should be able to explain to you that if you are a predicate felon in New York State and charged with a non-controlled substance offense, a second felony conviction will land you in state prison even if your offense is “merely” and “E” Felony.

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A predicate felony is used to describe a felony that was committed by a repeat offender. The term is often used during the court process. Certain restrictions are in place when the courts consider a predicate offense, including the time that has passed since the previous felony was committed and the severity of the crime.

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A conviction for a New York state felony is very serious and can involve lengthy sentences of probation or even incarceration. However, what many people do not realize is that a felony conviction can also greatly increase the possible sentence a person can receive on a subsequent felony conviction, especially so when the prior conviction is a predicate felony conviction.

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1. Definition of second felony offender. (a) A second felony offender is a person, other than a second violent felony offender as defined in section 70.04, who stands convicted of a felony defined in this chapter, other than a class A-I felony, after having previously been subjected to one or more predicate felony

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(a) A second felony offender is a person, other than a second violent felony offender as defined in section 70.04, who stands convicted of a felony defined in this chapter, other than a class A-I felony, after having previously been subjected to one or more predicate felony convictions as defined in paragraph (b) of this subdivision.

www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/PEN/70.06

1. Definition of second felony offender. (a) A second felony offender is a person, other than a second violent felony offender as defined in section 70.04, who stands convicted of a felony defined in this chapter, other than a class A-I felony, after having previously been subjected to one or more predicate felony convictions as defined in paragraph (b) of this subdivision.

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Predicate Felonies And Sentence Enhancement. ... New York law has a predicate felony law, which means that a person who has a felony conviction is guaranteed prison time if convicted of another felony within ten years. For the prior conviction to count as a predicate felony for sentencing purposes, the conviction must have been for a felony in ...

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Predicate Felon is someone who has been previously convicted of a felony in NY state or the elements of another state match the elements of a NY felony thus qualifying as a predicate within the last ten years. By virtue of being a predicate felon, your son would have stricter sentencing guidelines.

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Predicate Offense. In criminal law, a predicate offense, also referred to as a “predicate act,” is a crime that provides the resources for, or contains some of the elements of, a more serious crime. A predicate offense is committed for the purpose of committing the greater crime.

www.nycourts.gov/judges/cji/8-Colloquies/Arraignment-Predicate Statement.pdf

2. This guideline arraignment is intended to apply to statements reciting a felony conviction in a New York State Court. Arraignment of the Defendant on a Predicate Felony Statement 1 (Published Aug. 2016) The District Attorney has filed a statement specifying that by judgment