Livingston, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: Will you get two for one sitting in county jail before you're sentenced for State Jail

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Herman Martinez
Herman Martinez
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: That is a misconception in Harris County, Texas. The days spent are not counted 2 for 1 towards the State Jail sentence. Nevertheless, the State Jail facility may provide up to a 20% reduction to the sentence. Also, you get credit for every day that someone was in custody.

Roy Lee Warren agrees with this answer

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You only get credit for 20% if the court determines you are "satisfactorily participating". I suggest working as a trustee, even if you get no credit you get certain perks. Good luck.

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