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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Marysville adopts mandatory minimum sentences for repeat offenders

City Council meeting 10-9-23 -0160

Because local crimes harm our community’s quality of life, the Marysville City Council unanimously adopted mandatory minimum sentences for repeat criminal offenders. The Council action taken at its meeting on Oct. 9 specifies public disorder crimes including theft, criminal trespass, vehicle prowling and using illegal drugs in public. 

 

By enacting mandatory minimum sentences for repeat criminal offenders, the council aims to underscore its commitment to both public health and safety. "Those who continue to commit crimes in Marysville will face real consequences for their actions along with an opportunity to choose a better path," said Mayor Jon Nehring. "Marysville's jail is both a place for punitive measures as well as a resource for change. We firmly believe that by holding repeat offenders accountable and simultaneously providing access to drug treatment and rehabilitation programs, we can begin to break the cycle of drug addiction and crime.”

 

“Marysville residents and businesses have been victimized by chronic and repeat offenders of these public disorder crimes long enough,” said Council President Kamille Norton. “Continuing with the status quo, which is clearly not working, is not an option.  This ordinance sends the message that we do not accept or tolerate this criminal behavior here.  It demands accountability for those repeatedly committing crimes while incentivizing a path to treatment and a better life for those who choose to take it.”

 

Under the new local law, someone found guilty in Marysville of a third such crime within five years must be sentenced to at least 30 days in jail. The third conviction must be for a crime that occurred after this law took effect. A defendant who receives a mandatory minimum sentence may petition Marysville Municipal Court to enter treatment instead. 

 

“Public health and safety will be enhanced by holding repeat offenders accountable and deterring individuals from engaging in repeat criminal behavior,” City Attorney Jon Walker wrote. 

 

Details: MMC 6.03.120

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