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I heard there is a new law going into affect in July where 1 yr would be equal to 8 months and 13 days for non-violent offenders. Is this true? Ifn you are gauranteed judicial release after 1 yr would this law still benefit you?
Asked on June 3, 2009 under Criminal Law, Ohio
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
I could find no mention of a new law regarding this. However, many states have eased sentences for non-violent offenders, especially in light of severe overcrowding. So there may indeed be a new law to this effect.
You should put a call into the public defenders' office, legal aid, or even a law school to ask. If you can afford it, contact a criminal defense attorney, they would know.
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