Multiple Sentences Law and Legal Definition

Multiple sentences is the collective term used to describe more than one sentence. They are given to a person found guilty of more than one offense. Multiple sentences were found proper when the same offense was committed against multiple victims. [Allbee v. Cupp, 716 F.2d 635, 638 (9th Cir. 1983)].

A single unlawful act which affects multiple victims supports multiple sentences without violating the double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. [Commonwealth v. Sheffy, 351 Pa. Super. 211, 217 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1986)].