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Definition - What does Prior mean?

Prior(s) refers to any past charges that a person may have against them before the current case.

In certain cases, the fact that priors exist will make the given sentence more harsh than if it had been a first-time charge.

Justipedia explains Prior

In cases of crimes like drunk driving, the existence of similar priors can greatly change the sentence and lead to longer incarceration times.

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