Career Offender Law and Legal Definition

A career offender is defined as a defendant who: (1) "was at least eighteen years old at the time [of] the instant offense of conviction," (2) is being sentenced for "a felony that is either a crime of violence or a controlled substance offense," and (3) "has at least two prior felony convictions of either a crime of violence or a controlled substance offense." United States v. Robinson, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 11681, 3-4 (6th Cir. Ohio 2009)