habitual criminal law
- A type of legislation that ensures stricter penalties for those who are convicted and have prior crime convictions
- Under the habitual criminal law, the man faced more severe punishment due to his past convictions.
- The woman's prison sentence was lengthened because the habitual criminal law came into play due to her multiple previous criminal records.
- The enforcement of the habitual criminal law resulted in the extension of the suspect's sentence as he had a history of offenses.