Naples, FL asked in DUI / DWI for Florida

Q: My friend is serving a 9mo concurrent jail sentence. For VOSP:DUI 3RD OFF W/I 10 YRS//DWLSR 3RD. When will he be out?

I read somewhere that in Florida you only serve 85% of your sentence so I don’t really know if that works in this situation I’m just looking for some good news that he might be out sooner than 9 months. He was on probation but violated it and he waived his 44 day good time credit.

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Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Looks like he was on probation, so he might have already served jail time for the initial arrest. He will get credit for that time as well as whatever time he has served on the VOP. County jails give 5 days per month for good time served, so yes, he has a chance of getting out sooner than 9 months. Most jails that I have dealt with in Florida have a computer system that allows the inmates to see their prospective release date.

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