Abingdon, VA asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: While jailed in VA could you attend TN court thru video & if sentenced serve both sentences concurrently in VA?

My fiancée is currently serving a two and a half year sentence in a Virginia jail with 15 months remaining from a 2019 Bristol VA arrest.

After she serves her time there, Tennessee will have a hold, extraditing her to resolve a prior charge occurring in Bristol TN.

Her TN public defender said the TN court hearing and sentence wouldn't take place until after her VA sentence was completed, over a year from now.

Given that we are in a pandemic, many jails are reducing their numbers by allowing an early release for some inmates.

While not expecting to avoid punishment, is there a way for the TN court system to expedite the legal process by scheduling court with her while still in VA custody through a video hearing?

If the judge in TN mandated a sentence, could it be run concurrent, at least initially, with the remaining time currently being served in Virginia?

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Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
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  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: It all depends on whether they are allowing transports into the jail or not.

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