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If you get a sentence in California , is it half with good behavior? Also, is the max for a parole violation 6 months with half?

San Diego, CA |

No matter how many violations you get? Or any added misdemeanor charges ? such as DUI, resisting arrest and hit and run of property

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  1. The amount of time actually served on a custodial sentence in California depends on the current offense, and the offender's past record (if any).

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  2. No all sentences get 2 for 1 good time credits. Depending on the charges some crimes require 70-80% of time. As for violations, can be sentenced to whatever remainder of imposed time was.

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  3. This is too complicated of a question with too many unknown variables for any of us to give you a thorough answer here. I strongly suggest consulting with a local criminal defense attorney. Good luck.

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