Q&A: 2-for-1 Jail Time


Should I be worried about my boyfriend serving a longer sentence than what his plea indicated?  My boyfriend just started an 8 mos sentence at the Estrella Tents. His lawyer and the judge indicated in court that he would be eligible for a two-for-one, meaning that if he worked a job in jail and had good behavior, he would be released after 4 months. His crime was non-violent, victimless, and happened over four years ago. My boyfriend was able to get his jail job, but they are showing his sentence is for the full 8 mos, with no option for two-for-one. After talking to his attorney’s secretary (his attorney is out of town), she said she reviewed the minutes and they were incorrect. She said she is attempting to figure it out with the JA. Should I be worried he will serve a full 8 mos now? He had the option of 8 mos work release and declined in favor of getting it over with in 4 mos.
The quickest way to have your question accurately answered is to contact your boyfriend’s attorney. 2 for 1 may be available depending upon how the judge write out the sentencing order. If no specific end date was listed, 2 for 1 days may be available. Best of luck. 
Verdura Law Group PLLC 

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