Qualifying Crimes for Habitual Offender Prosecutions

A person convicted as a Habitual Criminal or under the Massachusetts "3 Strikes Law" must be sentenced to the maximum penalty for the crime for which he was then convicted.

Although any crime for which a person was sentenced to prison for a term of 3 years or more may qualify as a 'strike' for Habitual Offender prosecutions under section 25(a), effective August 2012, there are now approximately 41 crimes that qualify as predicate crimes or "strikes" that may be used as predicate offenses for purposes of a Habitual Criminal prosecution under section 25(b), including but not limited to:
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