If I was sentenced to 30 days in jail but spent 32 days in jail before I bonded out, do I get credit for time I spent in jail?

Asked on October 26, 2015 under Criminal Law, Texas


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You should get credit for any time that you have already served... unless there is an exception.  That exception would be (1) if you were being held on a different charge-- not the one you pled to, or (2) if you waived the right to claim the credit as part of your plea bargain.

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