split sentence

Definition of "split sentence"
  1. A ruling where a portion of the punishment is spent in jail, while the remainder is suspended, typically substituted with a probation period
How to use "split sentence" in a sentence
  1. The judge imposed a split sentence, meaning the offender would spend some time in jail and the rest on probation.
  2. Under the split sentence arrangement, the defendant will serve half the term incarcerated and the rest under supervised release.
  3. The use of a split sentence allows for part of the penalty to be served in prison and part of it to be served out of prison, typically on probation.

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