presumptive sentence

Definition of "presumptive sentence"
  1. It refers to the expected punishment for a violation, which can be modified to be more or less severe based on the presence of factors that worsen or lessen the seriousness of the crime
How to use "presumptive sentence" in a sentence
  1. After his trial, the defendant received a presumptive sentence which could be increased if the prosecutor shows the presence of aggravating factors.
  2. The judge issued a presumptive sentence, explaining that if mitigating circumstances were discovered, the sentence could be reduced.
  3. Despite the severity of the crime, the defendant was given a light presumptive sentence due to several mitigating circumstances.

Provide Feedback
Browse Our Legal Dictionary
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z