Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
At the time a criminal defendant is sentenced, the amount of time the defendant has already spent in jail awaiting trial or a plea of guilty. When a judge sentences a defendant to "time served," the sentence is the same as the time the defendant has spent in jail, and the defendant is set free.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:25 pm