consecutive sentences


consecutive sentences
Sentences succeeding one another in a regular order, with an uninterrupted course or succession, and without interval or break, State v Rider, 201 La 733, 10 So 2d 601; the opposite of concurrent sentences, Subas v Hudspeth (CA 10 Kan) 122 F2d 85; sometimes called accumulative or cumulative sentences. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 547.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • consecutive sentences — Successive sentences, one beginning at the expiration of another, imposed against a person convicted of two or more violations. (See also cumulative or concurrent sentences.) Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • consecutive sentences — When one sentence of confinement is to follow another in point of time, the second sentence is deemed to be consecutive. May also be applied to suspended sentences. Also called from and after sentences. See also sentence cumulative sentences …   Black's law dictionary

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  • sentences, cumulative — n. Multiple sentences that are served one after another; also called consecutive sentences. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • consecutive — con·sec·u·tive adj: following one after the other in order con·sec·u·tive·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. consecutive …   Law dictionary

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  • cumulative sentences — Sentences for different crimes to run consecutively. See consecutive sentences …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • concurrent sentences — Sentences for more than one crime that are to be served at the same time, rather than one after the other. (See also cumulative or consecutive sentences.) Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations. concurrent sentences …   Law dictionary

  • from and after sentences — See consecutive sentences …   Black's law dictionary


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