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(a) Maximum term of imprisonment.--The maximum term of imprisonment for a violation of this chapter after a prior domestic violence or stalking offense shall be twice the term otherwise provided under this chapter.
(b) Definition.--For purposes of this section--
(1) the term “prior domestic violence or stalking offense” means a conviction for an offense--
(B) under State or tribal law for an offense consisting of conduct that would have been an offense under a section referred to in subparagraph (A) if the conduct had occurred within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, or in interstate or foreign commerce; and
(2) the term “State” means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - 18 U.S.C. § 2265A - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 2265A. Repeat offenders 1] - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/us/title-18-crimes-and-criminal-procedure/18-usc-sect-2265a/
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