concurrent sentence
concurrent sentence see sentence

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

concurrent sentence
a sentence of imprisonment that runs at the same time as another. Two sentences of three years served concurrently are over in three years. The practice is not completely redundant because one of the sentences may be restricted or quashed on appeal and then the other remains in force.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


concurrent sentence
When a criminal defendant is convicted of two or more crimes, a judge sentences the defendant to a certain period of time for each crime. Sentences that may all be served at the same time, with the longest period controlling, are concurrent sentences. Judges may sentence concurrently out of compassion, plea bargaining, or the fact that the several crimes are interrelated. When the sentences run one after the other, they are consecutive sentences.
Category: Criminal Law
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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