mandatory sentence

Definition of "mandatory sentence"
  1. A legal punishment for an offense that is expressly stated or lies within a certain range imposed by law
How to use "mandatory sentence" in a sentence
  1. The defendant received a mandatory sentence for the crime he committed.
  2. Under the new law, the mandatory sentence for this particular offense has been increased.
  3. Some critics argue that the mandatory sentence policy limits the judges' discretion.

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