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Synonyms for sentence

punishment

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condemn

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convict

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Synonyms for sentence

a judicial decision, especially one setting the punishment to be inflicted on a convicted person

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to pronounce judgment against

Synonyms for sentence

(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law

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He was sentenced to 30 months conditional discharge.
2) in the case of a defendant who has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment based on a sentencing range that has subsequently been lowered by the Sentencing Commission pursuant to 28 U.
Two others, including lead defendant Rafael Yepiz, 35, of Reseda, are set to be sentenced Feb.
The proportion of Aboriginal people among sentenced admissions to federal facilities also remained stable at 18%, according to the report Adult Correctional Services in Canada, 2003/04, (85-002-XIE) published by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.
July 23, 2003: Transgender woman Nireah Johnson and her friend Brandie Coleman are gunned down execution-style in Indianapolis; Paul Moore is convicted and sentenced to 120 years in prison.
121) Because the medical model of sentencing which dominated before modern reforms conceived sentencing as an enterprise designed to help "cure" the sick defendant, the idea of significant procedural rights at sentencing almost did not make sense: Just as patients are not thought to need "procedural rights" when being treated by a doctor, defendants were not thought to need procedural rights when being sentenced by a court.
Offenders sentenced in the Todd court had a recidivism rate that was about one-half that of offenders sentenced in neighboring jurisdictions where minimum sanctions were imposed.
But local citizens lobbied to have the charge reduced and he was convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to five years and released after a year.
33) In this context it is interesting to note that judges in England and Wales are being encouraged to follow the fate of sentenced offenders by regularly monitoring the offender's attempts at rehabilitation; this may include judicial visits to prisons.
He confessed to the murders and was sentenced to death in 1979.
When a judge sentenced you to 20years, that meant 10.
By having like cases sentenced differently, prosecutors manipulate sentences in ways that create even more vast disparities.
As a result, judges often sentenced offenders to six months in a local jail rather than two years in a state prison since the jail sentence would result in more time served.
Clary was convicted and sentenced under federal guidelines that punish crack offenses 100 times more severely than those involving powder cocaine: a crime involving one gram of crack is penalized the same as a crime involving 100 grams of powder cocaine.