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Ok I have been going to court for the past year and a half

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Ok I have been going to court for the past year and a half on a possession with the intent to distribute and have only 1 prior before this one and it was for the same thing and there trying to say I am a prior in persistent and make the b felony a a felony is that possible to do so my first charges have been over 15 years old I did a 120 and walk 5years of paper and there tring to give me 8 years this time and if I don't take this then it could be more

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

Under Missouri law, a "prior offender" is anyone who has previously pleaded guilty to or been convicted of a felony. A "persistent offender" has two or more felony convictions. The statute unfortunately does not place any time limits on these definitions. Missouri Stat., Section 558.016. So if you have one prior conviction, you could be determined to be a prior offender, but you are not a persistent offender.

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