Frequently Asked Questions - BJA Funding

Frequently Asked Questions - BJA Funding

Violent offender: For purposes of BJA-funded adult, family, and tribal drug courts, a person who either:

1. Is charged with or convicted of an offense that is punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding 1 year, during the course of which:

          A. The person carried, possessed, or used a firearm or another dangerous weapon;

and

          B. There occurred the use of force against the person of another;

 or

          C. There occurred the death of, or serious bodily injury to, any person, without regard to whether any of the circumstances described above is an element of the offense or conduct of which or for which the person is charged or convicted;

or

2. Has one or more prior convictions of a felony crime of violence involving the use or attempted use of force against a person with the intent to cause death or serious bodily harm.

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