habitual criminal

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Noun1.habitual criminal - someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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As Tarzan turned toward the men about him he saw the crafty, evil faces of habitual criminals.
He was a habitual criminal who had 47 offences behind him and was on licence from a jail sentence when the burglaries took place last year.
Focus: Statutory Interpretation Armed Habitual Criminal Spencer Riley was acquitted of first-degree murder by an Illinois jury, but he later was convicted at a bench trial of being an armed habitual criminal.
Also, a police chase of a serious and habitual criminal might be made safer and shorter if assisted by a network of monitoring devices and barrage of artificial intelligence.
The police official said Qaiser was a habitual criminal and that he had spent some time in jail in a child molestation case in 2016.
I am sure there are many undocumented instances of this travesty of justice, but when you are a magistrate, and someone who looks like a habitual criminal is brought to your court and readily admits everything in the charge sheet, your options are very limited.
3 RAISING ARIZONA (1987) AN off-beat offering from the Coen Brothers sees habitual criminal Hi (Nicolas Cage) fall for police officer Edwina (Holly Hunter).
Marriyum said that pardoning a habitual criminal who had ridiculed the institutions, so hurriedly, was quite perplexing.
Bellerby is a habitual criminal with an atrocious record, and having him behind bars will go a long way in helping us continue to reduce burglaries in the Newcastle and Gateshead areas.
You could be described as an habitual criminal," the judge told him.
While Lynn tries to make sense of several perplexing scenarios, a habitual criminal puts the final touches on an evil plan that will change everything.
If a licensing authority is satisfied, after giving the holder of a driving licence an opportunity of being heard, that he is a habitual criminal or habitual drunkard, it can disqualify the person from holding a driving licence," the law reads.