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n. slang for a criminal defendant’s previous record of criminal charges, convictions, or other judicial disposal of criminal cases (such as probation, dismissal or acquittal). Only previous felony convictions can be introduced into evidence. However, the record of “priors” can have an impact on sentencing, as with prior drunk driving convictions requiring mandatory jail sentences, and “three strikes, you’re out,” providing for extended sentences for the third felony conviction.
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