Recidivist look back periods

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Rep. Sandlin’s SB 163 on recidivist look back periods adding a felony OWI where the defendant has two priors during any time period and limiting Level 6 felony theft to cases where the defendant had a prior in the past ten years. The committee will explore future amendments to provide a time period for the two prior OWIs.

A representative from the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council testified in support of the OWI provision and remained neutral in his position on the prior theft charge time period.  The bill passed 8-1.

Read the bill here: