Minneapolis, MN asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Wisconsin

Q: If the jail marked "released" in my file, am I still looking at jail time?

I was sentanced to a month in jail for an OWI. when I reported to the jail to check myself in, they took my ID and had me fill out paperwork on my health. I turned in the paperwork n waited in the lobby for 2 hours. They never cuffed me, and were closing so I left. I checked the jail roster online, my status was "booked" and "released". What does this mean for me?

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Stephen Pleck Johnson
Stephen Pleck Johnson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: You have to do the jail time or use up credit if you were in jail before bailed out. Contact the jailer immediately. Do not assume you have done the time. You can face additional charges if you make a mistake or assumption here. See a lawyer if need be, NOW.

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