My husband was arrested for evading arrest two months after someone fled from my vehicle during a high speed chase. I informed officers that my husband had my vehicle, and my husband gave a statement in which he explained that my car had been taken from a party. It took two months for the officers to "identify" him as one of the suspects. Since my husband has two prior strikes, his deal is 5 years with 80% and it looks like the d.a will not budge on a better offer. I would like to know how much time he will actually serve, given that there is a lot of information (or miss information) that 80% has been dropped down to 60% or so. Previously he had been sentenced to serve 80%, but the institution gave him half time credit regardless and he was released at the half time mark.
Five years equals 60 months. 80% of 60 months is 48 months. He'll serve four years. There's no such thing as 60%. Lots of silly rumors float around jail/prison, none of which are true. He'll serve four years if he's sentenced to five at 80%. He must have an attorney. Speak with HIS attorney.
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Your husband should expect to serve four years, but he may wind up doing less.
Eighty percent of five years is four years. That means he would serve four years if he earned the maximum credits for good behavior.
As part of its court-ordered efforts to reduce overcrowding, the Department of Corrections is taking some internal steps to give additional time credits. Your husband may get additional time off under one of those policies, but that isn't guaranteed.
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Eighty percent of five is four. He will serve a minimum of four years. There is no 60% for 80% deal.
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