How much jail time will he end up doing? Is it true the 85% has gone down to 65%?

Asked over 1 year ago - Edinburg, TX

My husband was sentenced to five years on October 2012 with four felonies, one possession of cocaine, two distribute/sell of cocaine, three possession of meth, four distribute of meth. How much jail time will he end up doing?

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This is a federal case.

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  1. Alex Joseph Scharff

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    Answered . Every so often federal inmates cling to the belief that the 85% rule is going to be reduced to only 65%. I've been hearing this rumor for over 20 years. It is not true.

  2. Thomas Harlan Swain

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    Answered . Federal sentencing is determinate, which means no parole. Still this question requires someone knowledgeable with federal sentencing and a lot more information. I recommend you contact an attorney who is experienced in federal sentencing matters.

  3. Claiborne Hambrick Ferguson

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    Answered . He could also receive time off for drug treatment if he qualified at sentencing and its available. As others stated, its typically 85%, minus jail credit and his atty would be the best sorce of info re drug treatment.

    Claiborne H. Ferguson, Esq. is * Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National... more
  4. Raymond George Wigell

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    Answered . 85% of sentenced time less time served st time of sentencing, less half way house as determined by BOP.

    Of course, every answer is based on the question asked and requires a more complete context. This answer should... more

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