He will serve 8 months, minus any credit for time already served prior to sentencing.
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While I agree with Mr. Dane, be aware if your friend is someone who does not always play well with others, often possible when speaking of folks who are incarcerated, it is always possible to lose some good time credits. this could prolong the length of time your friend spends inside.
Eight months minus any actual days he has served. Credits are counted against the entire 16 months.
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