Multiple Offenses Law and Legal Definition
Multiple offenses refer to offenses that violate more than one law but that requires different proof so that an acquittal or conviction under one statute does not exempt the defendant from prosecution under another. It includes prior offenses for which the offender is serving a sentence at the time of sentencing a new offense.
The multiple offense policy comes from two general rules:
(1) the same criminal conduct rule for determining the offender score; and
(2) the default use of concurrent sentences for multiple current convictions. [State v. Tili, 148 Wn.2d 350, 374 (Wash. 2003)]