Berlusconi has the right to appeal the ruling two more times before a definite sentence
, and he will not have to serve any time in jail until his final appeal is heard.
The Judiciary continues to say that Ashtiani's sentence has not been finalized, noting that "some more time and investigation is required to arrive at a definite sentence
Mohseni Ejeie said that Mohammadi-Ashtiani still faces both the murder and the adultery charges but "some more time and investigation is required to arrive at a definite sentence
He said: "One thing that particularly got to Beverley was that the judge never gave him a definite sentence
and you and I know that is now due to come to an end.
LAST year Ian Huntley, who was serving life imprisonment for the rape and murder of the Soham schoolgirls, asked the Court of Appeal for a definite sentence
The average definite sentence for drug offenders was 26 months, the same average sentence for African Americans and whites.
Of those male offenders convicted of robbery in 1930 and receiving definite sentences, 5.
This use of indeterminate sentencing also suggests something about the levels at which definite sentences were set.
For example, less than half of all prisoners sentenced to definite sentences of five years or more served five years or more.
While many new laws call for longer, more definite sentences
for violent and repeat offenders, some also contain a "presumption for local punishment" for many nonviolent offenders.