Anglo-French, from Latin legalis, from leg-, lex law licite, legal, legitimate, legal, legal, legal, legal, legal means to conform to the law. Licite may apply to conformity with laws of any kind (e.g., natural, divine, general, or canonical). The legal sovereign right applies to what is sanctioned by law or in accordance with the law, especially if it is written or administered by the courts. Legal residents of the state may legitimately refer to a legal right or status, but also, in the case of extensive use, to a right or status supported by tradition, custom or accepted norms. A perfectly legitimate question about tax legality concerns strict compliance with legal provisions and applies in particular to what is regulated by law. The lawful use of medicines by doctors 1) n. the penalty incurred by a person convicted of a criminal offence. A sentence is ordered by the judge based on the jury`s verdict (or the judge`s decision if there is no jury) within the possible sentences established by state law (or federal law for convictions for a federal felony). In the vernacular, “punishment” refers to imprisonment or the prison sentence ordered after sentencing, as in “his sentence was 10 years in a state prison”.
Technically, a penalty includes any fine, community service, restitution or other penalty or conditional sentence. First-time defendants without a criminal record may be entitled to a probation or criminal record report from a probation officer based on the history and circumstances of the crime, which often leads to a recommendation regarding probation and sentencing levels. For misdemeanors (minor felonies), the maximum penalty is usually one year in the county jail, but for felonies (serious crimes), the penalty can range from one year to the death penalty for murder in most states. In certain circumstances, the defendant may receive a “conditional sentence”, which means that the sentence will not be imposed if the defendant does not have other problems during the time he would have spent in prison or prison; “concurrent sentences” means where the custodial sentence for more than one offence is served at the same time and lasts only for the duration of the longest sentence; “successive sentences” in which sentences are served consecutively for several crimes; and “indeterminate” sentences, where the actual release date is not set and is based on a review of prison behaviour. (2) v. punish a person who has been convicted of a crime.