When a person is convicted of a crime when does their time start from conviction date or arrest date?

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When a person is convicted of a crime when does their time start from conviction date or arrest date?

Just happened to notice that my
husband’s inmate pages shows his
time started on conviction date and
not arrested date, which is almost
6 months difference. Why is
this????

Asked on August 22, 2017 under Criminal Law, North Carolina

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Your husband is presumed innocent even after his arrest until being convicted and sentenced. His time served begins when sentenced; however, if he was incarcerated after arrest while awaiting trial, he should receive credit for time served toward his sentence.


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