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Old 06-26-2008, 09:07 AM
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Question Good time for Texas State jail felony??

I am looking for some answers to some state jail felony questions.....my stepson was giving the choice of 2 years state jail time or 5 years probation with deferred adjudication. He took the probation and of course, violated it within 10 months. He is currently in Ellis County waiting a court date. His attorney has told us that he would get credit for time served as long as he isn't bonded out and that he would get the whole 2 years from the original sentence.
I am wondering if time is day for day for a state jail felony or can he recieve good time?
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:32 AM
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I'm sorry, but State Jail felonies are day for day. The max sentence on a State Jail felony offense is 2 years....but day for day. Sorry it is not the news you wanted to hear. Best of luck to you.

Oh, he should get credit for his time served in county.


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So sorry frogfan unfortunately state jail does not give good time But there is a bright side... My husband was offered the same thing 5 years probation or 2 years state jail & he took the probation & he violated a few months later. When he went back to court the judge only gave him 1 year. So there is hope!!! Hope that helps. I wish the best for you & your stepson. Good luck!!

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