Keokuk, IA asked in Criminal Law for Iowa

Q: On a mandatory three year sentance on drug charge in iowa do offenders get anytime taken off the mandatory three years.

Do offenders get good time taken off there three year mandatory? and if so how much time comes off there three year mandatoy?

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Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Licensed in Iowa

A: Yes. Good time in prison is actually counted against the minimum sentence. That is to say, a person sentenced with a minimum sentence of 3 years can get out before 3 years have expired.

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