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§15A‑1354.  Concurrent and consecutive terms of imprisonment.

(a)        Authority of Court.– When multiple sentences of imprisonment are imposed on a person at the sametime or when a term of imprisonment is imposed on a person who is alreadysubject to an undischarged term of imprisonment, including a term ofimprisonment in another jurisdiction, the sentences may run either concurrentlyor consecutively, as determined by the court. If not specified or not requiredby statute to run consecutively, sentences shall run concurrently.

(b)        Effect ofConsecutive Terms. – In determining the effect of consecutive sentences imposedunder authority of this Article and the manner in which they will be served,the Department of Correction must treat the defendant as though he has beencommitted for a single term with the following incidents:

(1)        The maximum prisonsentence consists of the total of the maximum terms of the consecutivesentences, less nine months for each of the second and subsequent sentencesimposed for Class B through Class E felonies; and

(2)        The minimum termconsists of the total of the minimum terms of the consecutive sentences. (1977,c. 711, s. 1; 1979, c. 760, s. 4; 1979, 2nd Sess., c. 1316, s. 40; 1985, c. 21;1994, Ex. Sess., c. 14, s. 23.)