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District of Columbia Code Division IV. Criminal Law and Procedure and Prisoners. § 22-3212. Penalties for theft.

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(a)?Theft in the first degree. -- Any person convicted of theft in the first degree shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in ??22-3571.01 or imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both, if the value of the property obtained or used is $1,000 or more.

(b)?Theft in the second degree. -- Any person convicted of theft in the second degree shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in ??22-3571.01 or imprisoned for not more than 180 days, or both, if the property obtained or used has some value.

(c)?A person convicted of theft in the first or second degree who has 2 or more prior convictions for theft, not committed on the same occasion, shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in ??22-3571.01 or imprisoned for not more than 15 years and for a mandatory-minimum term of not less than one year, or both. ?A person sentenced under this subsection shall not be released from prison, granted probation, or granted suspension of sentence, prior to serving the mandatory-minimum.

(d)?For the purposes of this section, a person shall be considered as having 2 or more prior convictions for theft if he or she has been convicted on at least 2 occasions of violations of:

(1)???22-3211;

(2)?A statute in one or more jurisdictions prohibiting theft or larceny; ?or

(3)?Conduct that would constitute a violation of ??22-3211 if committed in the District of Columbia.

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