Aug 30,2016 Boyfriend was arrested for Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession Methamphetamine. Around Dec,2016 He was ticketed for driving on suspened license. He is severing 270 days for the drug charges on 3/23/2017. He suppose to be in court end of march 2017. He will not be able to be in court due to being in jail for the drug charges. How does he let the court know that he will be in jail at the time of the court date ? He also wants to have them run concurrently, How can he have them run concurrently ? Judge for the drug charge doesn't know about the other ticket. Thank You for your time on this question, Pam Hicks.
Q: How do I get concurrent sentences apply when they are two separate cases out of two separate counties in florida?
A: That is up to the sentencing Judges, more specifically to the 2nd sentencing Judge (who must choose to order the sentence to run concurrent and coterminus with the 1st sentence).
There is no requirement that this happen, often times it does not and whehn it does it's usually because the defense lawyer fights for it to occur.
The court should know that he is in custody and someone should advise his lawyer (if he does not already know) but my guess is that (and this is nothing but a guess) he is not like to get concurrent time.
Why? Because he violated his bond by being arrested and neither prosecutors nor Judges look favorably on people who fail to remain at liberty while on pretrial release.
That said, f you want to try then this is on his meth lawyer.
Pick up the phone and call her / him.
S/he will know what to do.
Wishing your beau luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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If I understand your question correctly, your boyfriend is going to be sentenced to 270 days in jail on March 23 and wants an as-yet-to-be-pronounced sentence in another county to run concurrent. He won't be able to make his court appearance on the other charge because he will be serving the sentence on the drug charge. He needs to make his attorney on the other charge aware of the situation. If he doesn't, there is no guarantee that the prosecutor will figure out where your boyfriend is, even if the two counties are in the same circuit. There is no way to avoid having the second judge be made aware of the circumstances, but that is preferable to trying to straighten out a failure to appear. Good luck.
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He should have an attorney who is aware of both charges. If he does not, he should have a public defender.
They will do whatever can be done.
A concurrent sentence is something that can be negotiated into a plea deal (by an attorney) or that the Judge may Order after a finding of guilt. If he wants to get to court in another county, you should hire a lawyer or try to reach the public defender in that county to arrange for an Order to transport. Good luck:)
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