Fixed Sentence Law and Legal Definition
A fixed sentence is a sentence of imprisonment for a specific or minimum period specified by statute. The period fixed by the statute is not able to be adjusted. A convicted person could serve more than the fixed sentence but not less. Actual limits of a fixed sentence are determined at the time the sentence is handed down. They are considered as stringent laws. For example, sentence for possession of drugs. However, in an indeterminate sentence, the length of a sentence will be partly governed by the law and partly by the prison record of the prisoner.