consecutive sentence


consecutive sentence
consecutive sentence see sentence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

consecutive sentence
a sentence that runs at the end of another. Two sentences of three years served consecutively equate to a six-year sentence.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


consecutive sentence
Two or more sentences of jail time to be served one after another. For example, if a convicted felon was sentenced to two consecutive ten-year terms, the total sentence would be 20 years. Compare: concurrent sentence
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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