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n. slang for a criminal defendant's previous record of criminal charges, convictions, or other judicial disposal of criminal cases (such as probation, dismissal or acquittal). Only previous felony convictions can be introduced into evidence. However, the record of "priors" can have an impact on sentencing, as with prior drunk driving convictions requiring mandatory jail sentences, and "three strikes, you're out," providing for extended sentences for the third felony conviction.

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Siemens Communications will also provide customer service/support to present a consistent, high quality end-user experience.
Pedra began her Siemens career in 1986 via the acquisition of ROLM by Siemens Information and Communications (I&C).
Siemens customers and executives will also be participating in scientific and poster sessions, which will take place throughout the main conference.
We are honored to share the CHIME award with UHS and believe it showcases the importance of effective partnerships and Siemens' commitment to customer service," said Janet Dillione, president, Healthcare Information Technology Division, Siemens Medical Solutions.
Note: Siemens, hiD and SURPASS are registered trademarks of Siemens AG or its subsidiaries and affiliates.
Siemens continues to build on the SOA initiative it launched publicly in May of this year and which the company began working on in 2004.
Siemens PCS-5000 not only supports the PCMM standard for cable networks, but it is also an access-independent policy server that supports standards from different standardization organizations (3GPP, 3GPP2, CableLabs, ETSI/TISPAN).
BOSTON -- BelAir Networks (Booth #213) and Siemens Networks LLC (Booth #312) today announced a worldwide agreement enabling Siemens to market and sell BelAir Networks products globally under the Siemens brand as part of its mobile networking portfolio.
amp; PLANO, Texas -- Siemens Networks LLC and GENBAND Inc.
With Siemens IPTV middleware in place, IP-PRIME helps provide a true end-to-end distribution solution that allows hundreds of telephone and communications companies to cost effectively deploy IPTV offerings for consumers," said Alan Young, chief technology officer at SES AMERICOM.
The contract features Siemens Business Services' SieQuence(R) solution that will be managed from multiple service delivery center locations.
Globally, Siemens was the third largest applicant in 2005 for "international patent applications" via the PCT filing system of the World International Patent Organization (WIPO), once again validating the company's position as a global leader in innovation and infrastructure products and services.