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Can an inmate get his sentence shorten upon getting married while incarcerated?

Lynchburg, VA |

This man is in a level one prison and is serving a 3yr sentence for something that someone else took the fall for but he still had to serve time since he took a p;lea bargain because he was scared of getting more time just because of being associated with the person he was with.

Attorney Answers 1


  1. Respectfully, getting married has no impact or effect on the duration of a sentence imposed by the Court. On the other hand, unless this sentence was the statutory minimum sentence required by the charge he pled to, a Motion for Reconsideration of the sentence could be filed. This would require specific grounds to support the Court changing the sentence, which would need to be discussed and developed with a lawyer who is admitted to practice law in VA. Good luck.

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