Our criminal justice system is quite forgiving, some may say, on almost any first-time offender, except if the case involves a very serious felony such as murder or mayhem. However, as can be seen with the example of DUI, a second-time offender usually feels the full weight of our laws. This is especially so with any second-time sex offender when the crime is considered a serious felony. Probation is not allowed and the sentence can be twenty-five years to life if the defendant is deemed a “habitual sex offender.” Such laws recognize the special nature of sex offenses. To read more about the habitual sex offender consequences, please click on the following link.