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1.20.120. Concurrent or consecutive sentences; Limitations

            (1)        If a defendant has been adjudged guilty of more than one (1) misdemeanor offense, sentences shall run concurrently unless the court states, in the sentence, that they shall run consecutively.

            (2)        A court shall consider the gravity and circumstances of the offenses and the history, character, and rehabilitative needs of the defendant in determining whether to impose consecutive sentences.

            (3)        A court may impose consecutive sentences for offenses arising out of a single course of criminal conduct.  For the purposes of this Section, "a single course of criminal conduct" means all conduct, including criminal solicitation and criminal conspiracy, incident to the attempt or accomplishment of a single criminal objective even though the harm is directed toward or inflicted upon more than one (1) person or more than one (1) offense is committed.

            (4)        Whenever a sentence is imposed or sentences are imposed to run concurrently with the other or with a sentence presently being served, the lesser sentence shall merge into the greater and the greater shall be the term to be served, and in the event of equal sentences, they shall merge into one sentence with the most recent conviction constituting the time to be served.
Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 01-07, Amended, 1/18/2001

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