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Penalties For A Utah Hvo Enhancement


If a person is convicted in Utah of a violent felony by plea or by verdict and the trier of fact determines beyond a reasonable doubt that the person is a habitual violent offender under this section, the penalty for a:

  • third degree felony is as if the conviction were for a first degree felony;
  • second degree felony is as if the conviction were for a first degree felony; or
  • first degree felony remains the penalty for a first degree penalty except:
    • the convicted person is not eligible for probation; and
    • the Board of Pardons and Parole shall consider that the convicted person is a habitual violent offender as an aggravating factor in determining the length of incarceration.

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