time served

Definition of "time served"
  1. The period that a defendant has already spent in custody prior to sentencing that is considered part of the penalty
How to use "time served" in a sentence
  1. After accounting for time served, the defendant was released immediately.
  2. The judge's sentence was equivalent to the defendant's time served.
  3. The defendant's time served was taken into account at the final sentencing.

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