2020 Maryland Statutes
Criminal Law
Title 5 - Controlled Dangerous Substances, Prescriptions, and Other Substances
Subtitle 9 - Criminal and Civil Liability
Section 5-905 - Repeat Offenders

    (a)    Except as provided in subsection (e) of this section, a person convicted of a subsequent crime under this title is subject to:

        (1)    a term of imprisonment twice that otherwise authorized;

        (2)    twice the fine otherwise authorized; or

        (3)    both.

    (b)    For purposes of this section, a crime is considered a subsequent crime, if, before the conviction for the crime, the offender has ever been convicted of a crime under this title or under any law of the United States or of this or another state relating to other controlled dangerous substances.

    (c)    A person convicted of a subsequent crime under a law superseded by this title is eligible for parole, probation, and suspension of sentence in the same manner as those persons convicted under this title.

    (d)    A sentence on a single count under this section may be imposed in conjunction with other sentences under this title.

    (e)    A person whose prior and subsequent convictions were for a violation of § 5–601, § 5–602, § 5–603, § 5–604, § 5–605, or § 5–606 of this title is subject to this section only if the person was also previously convicted of a crime of violence as defined in § 14–101 of this article.

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