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Will I have to serve the entire 80 days sentence in jail?

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I was just sentenced to 80 days in the Seminole County jail in Sanford, Florida. What are the chances I will have to serve the entire 80 days? I believe I will get credit for 1 day for the original arrest, and this is the first time I've ever been arrested. Thank you in advance for your time.

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You will get credit for all your previous time served even if it was for a partial day.
Booked in at 11:43 pm bonded out at 3:05 am is 2 days credit.
Additionally if you work ( think kitchen, laundry etc you get additional time off plus what's called your "good and gain" time. Best guess on 80 days is somewhere between 55-70 days.

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You generally get 5 days credit for each month. So the actual time in 5 points will be less than 80 days by around 12 or 13 perhaps.

R. Jason de Groot, Esq., 386-337-8239

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It is never good when someone goes to jail. Usually in Seminole County, you get credit for the time you spent at the SCJ when you were arrested and five days a month thereafter. You can get another five days a month if you can get a "trusty" job. You can loose this time if you have any rule infractions or violations. Good luck!!!

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