Concurrent Sentences Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Concurrent Sentences.

Concurrent Sentences (Noun)

A term used in law when individuals are sentenced for two or more crimes and are allowed to serve their sentences at the same time, rather than one after the other. Often, the total period served is determined by the longest sentence. This practice often occurs when the crimes committed are related, or due to a request or sympathetic consideration.