Prior Sentence Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 18 USCS Appx § 4A1.2 (a) (1), [Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure; Sentencing Guidelines for the United States Courts. 18 USCS Appendix; Chapter Four. Criminal History and Criminal Livelihood; Part A. Criminal History] the term prior sentence means “any sentence previously imposed upon adjudication of guilt, whether by guilty plea, trial, or plea of nolo contendere, for conduct not part of the instant offense.”