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How much time does an inmate have to do if he was sentenced 4yrs TDC?

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He was charged with Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon. He recieved his time on Aug 3 2011 and he is still in harris county, on top of that he has an open case in fort bend county.. Who will pick him up first??

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Assuming Fort Bend still wants him, they'll get him first (if it's another felony with decent evidence, or something with a victim, I'm sure they will, but if it's a criminal trespass , misd. marihuana, or something like that, they may decide it's not worth it with him going to TDCJ anyway, and drop their case). He'll have to do at least 2 years for the Agg Assault, since it's what's called a "3g" offense (aggravated). TDCJ will pick him up whenever both counties are done with him.



The answer depends on whether or not he takes parole. If he does not, with a 3g offense, he will do 4 years, minus jail time. If he does take parole however, the Parole Division has a habit of violating parolees just before they finish their parole and sending them back forfeiting all flat street time and making them reserve it in prison. This can easily turn a 4 year sentence into a 6 year sentence. If he does parole your best bet is to get out of Texas, transfer the parole to another state, until the sentence is completed.



I believe the open case is breaking motor vehicle or evading arrest


On any aggravated case, a person must do a minimum of 1/2 of their time - that is the first time at which they even become eligible for parole. So, he must do at least 2 years before he is even considered for parole.

Ft. Bend will likely pick him up before he goes to TDC, although I have seen many situations where that did not happen. (If TDC picks him up, he needs to make sure Ft. Bend has a hold on him while he is in TDC and if not, that he keeps writing to them demanding that they come get him and let him take care of his case. If not, then when he is released from TDC, he will be brought to Ft. Bend and if there was not detainer against him, he will get no credit. I've seen it happen.)

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