three strikes
A state statute requiring a harsher sentence, especially life imprisonment, for a repeat offender's third felony conviction.
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  • Three strikes — „Three strikes (and you are out)“ („Drei Verstöße (und du bist draußen)“) ist eine umgangssprachliche Metapher dafür, dass nach zwei Verfehlungen beim dritten Mal eine besonders schwere Strafe ausgesprochen wird. Der Begriff stammt aus dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • three strikes — noun US legislation which makes an offender s third felony punishable by life imprisonment or other severe sentence. Origin 1990s: from the phr. three strikes and you re out (with allusion to baseball) …   English new terms dictionary

  • three strikes — n. [usu. as adj.] legislation providing that an offender s third felony is punishable by life imprisonment or another severe sentence Origin: 1990s: from the phrase three strikes and you re out (with allusion to baseball) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Three strikes law — Three strikes laws are statutes enacted by state governments in the United States which require the state courts to hand down a mandatory and extended period of incarceration to persons who have been convicted of a serious criminal offense on… …   Wikipedia

  • Three strikes (disambiguation) — Three strikes or 3 Strikes may refer to:* Three strikes law, U.S. state law for repeat offenders * Three Strikes (TV series), an upcoming Comedy Central TV series * Three Strikes (comics), a black and white comic series * 3 Strikes (film), a 2000 …   Wikipedia

  • Three Strikes (TV series) — Three Strikes was a situation comedy pilot from Jon Stewart s production company for Comedy Central.A character based comedy set in the world of minor league baseball, it was written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, whose credits include King of… …   Wikipedia

  • three strikes law — [three strikes law] noun one of a number of laws passed by states in the US that are known officially as mandatory sentencing laws. The laws make it possible to give a life sentence to someone who is found guilty of a crime on three occasions… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Three Strikes (comics) — Three Strikes is a black white comic book series from Oni Press written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, featuring art by Brian Hurtt. Three Strikes is a crime drama about Rey Quintana, a young man with a troubled past who is trying to… …   Wikipedia

  • three strikes laws — Criminal statutes that mandate increased sentences for repeat offenders, usually after three serious crimes. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. three strikes laws Criminal st …   Law dictionary

  • three strikes and you're out — ˌthree strikes and you re ˈout | the ˌthree ˈstrikes rule idiom used to describe a law which says that people who commit three crimes will automatically go to prison From baseball, in which a batter who misses the ball three times is out.… …   Useful english dictionary

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