2012 District of Columbia Code
Section 48-904.08

Second or subsequent offenses

(a) Any person convicted of a second or subsequent offense under this chapter may be imprisoned for a term up to twice the term otherwise authorized, fined an amount up to twice that otherwise authorized, or both.

(b) For purposes of this section, an offense is considered a second or subsequent offense if, prior to commission of the offense, the offender has at any time been convicted under this chapter or under any statute of the United States or of any state relating to narcotic drugs, depressants, stimulants, or hallucinogenic drugs.

(c) A person who is convicted of violating § 48-904.06 may be sentenced according to the provisions of § 48-904.06 or according to the provisions of this section, but not both.


(Aug. 5, 1981, D.C. Law 4-29, § 408, 28 DCR 3081.)


Prior Codifications
1981 Ed., § 33-548.
Legislative History of Laws
For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-29, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 48-901.02.

Current through September 13, 2012

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