If you have a prior felony conviction and have been charged with another felony, you could face serious consequences if you are convicted. It is likely you would be considered a habitual offender.
Under South Dakota law, the court is required to impose additional sentences for habitual offenders—people who are convicted of a felony and have prior felony convictions. To be considered a habitual offender, you must be convicted of a prior felony in South Dakota, in another state, or under federal law. If this happens, your sentence could be increased as follows:
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