Miami, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: I was sentenced to 10 years for a violation of probation and 10 years on a new law violation ran concurrent.

I have 6 years time served on the probation case, I violated my probation with a new law violation and was sentenced to 10 years for the violation of probation and 10 years for the new law violation, ran concurrent. When my gain time sheet was given to me it said I had a fresh 10 years. Aren't I supposed to get credited the 6 years since they ran both of the cases concurrent ??

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Leonard Louis Cagan
Leonard Louis Cagan
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ocala, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Unfortunately, no. You will receive credit for the six years time you served - only on the related case. You will receive credit on the new case for any time you were in jail pending the resolution. Concurrent means the sentences runs together at the same time. It does not mean that the sentences will END at the same time. Unless the resolution spelled out that the sentences would be "coterminous," they will end at different time. The specifics should be in your sentencing documents. Speak to your attorney about it.

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