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successive sentences

n. in criminal law, the imposition of the penalty for each of several crimes, one after the other, as compared to "concurrent sentences" (at the same time). Example: Carl Convict has been found guilty of manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon, and armed robbery, for which the maximum sentences are 15 years, 10 years, and 10 years, respectively. By imposing successive sentences, the judge adds the terms together and sentences Convict to 35 years. Had the judge made the sentences concurrent, the maximum total would be 15 years. (See: sentence, concurrent sentence)

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Lifers need to serve at least 12 years, and those serving successive sentences need to complete 25 years.
As in earlier chapters, he jumps from idea to idea and manages to cover John Wesley's precepts on family and Roman Catholic subsidiarity in successive sentences (99).
4) In the case of successive sentences for concurrent offences, the part of the complementary penalty executed until merging the main penalties shall be deducted from the duration of the complementary penalty imposed in addition to the resulting penalty.
those with while, about 88% of the time and successive sentences, i.
sentences containing the adverbial while) were marked as illogical 88% of the time, and successive sentences 12% of the time.
This is quite similar to our models of successive sentences, compatible and incompatible.
Of interest is the finding that our participants selected simultaneous sentences as illogical on the whole a staggering 88% of the time compared to successive sentences.
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Kitas will not be eligible to apply for parole until he has served 25 years because he is serving successive sentences.
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