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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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M& S's recent sales troubles saw full-year profits tumble 40 per cent to pounds 604.
L does not intend to either support or further develop S's software products, and L's brand name is already more valuable than that of S, but L was willing to pay a high price for S because L wants S's customer list.
362(e)(2)) to preserve the loss in S's hands (in Z's basis).
Kris S's rising profile has been accompanied by increased demand for his yearlings.
An ELA ordinarily arises with respect to a share of S's
S's internist has agreed to withhold the cardiac medications, but is unwilling to discontinue the pacemaker without the cardiologist's concurrence.
00--To say that S's belief or action is rational is to say, according to Foley, that from a certain belief perspective it appears to satisfy certain of S's goals.
Approximately one-half of the returns A signed included S's name and employer identification number (EIN).
Harvey Karp hopes that one day his five S's will be as ingrained as the three R's.
1502-13(f)(5)(i) states that, in an affiliated group consisting of, parent, P, and first-tier subsidiaries, S and B, and S's subsidiary, T, "S's intercompany items from an intercompany transfer to B of the stock of .
S's family, there is no family history of HD because those who had the gene died before symptoms could appear
On his death, S's estate (E) filed an estate tax return based on the value of his interest in SFLP, as opposed to the actual value of the transferred assets.