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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