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Multiple Charges but Just One Sentence

States have prohibitions, either by statute or court rule, that limit the number of offenses a person can be convicted of for a single incident. Many refer to this as the “one act, one crime” rule, but in reality it is more complex than that nickname suggests. On Ask the Lawyer, Brendan Bukalski explores this topic in greater detail: https://www.theintelligencer.com/commentary/article/Multiple-charges-but-just-one-sentence-12470339.php