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What are "mandatory minimum" ,""sentencing laws",""the three-law" and "a hit" when we talk about laws?Thanks!
Sentencing laws are laws related to the sentence (punishment) accorded for a crime. They often state how many years in prison a person must serve for crimes of different levels of seriousness
Do you mean 'the three strikes law'? If so, it is a relatively recent change to the law in California which says that a person convicted, for the third time, of a serious felony must receive, in addition to the punishment for the third offense, an extra five years in prison for each of the two prior convictions. (It's called the three-strike law in reference to the rule in baseball which says that after three 'strikes', a batter is 'out'.)
I'm not sure what meaning of 'hit' you are referring to. Could you provide a bit more of the context?
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