Consecutive sentence

Prison terms for two or more offenses to be served one after the other. Example: Two five-year sentences and one three-year sentence, if served consecutively, result in a maximum of 13 years behind bars.

Source: U.S. Courts


Successive sentences, one beginning at the expiration of another, imposed against a person convicted of two or more violations. (See also Cumulative or Concurrent Sentences.)

Source: U.S. Courts