United States Code

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§ 2265A.
Repeat offenders
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.
For purposes of this section—
the term “prior domestic violence or stalking offense” means a conviction for an offense—
under section 2261, 2261A, or 2262 of this chapter; or
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
the term “State” means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.
(Added Pub. L. 109–162, title I, § 115, Jan. 5, 2006, 119 Stat. 2988; amended Pub. L. 113–4, title IX, § 906(c), Mar. 7, 2013, 127 Stat. 125.)
cite as: 18 USC 2265A