How to apply for a sentence reduction?

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How to apply for a sentence reduction?

My boyfriend has been sentenced to a county jail for 6 months and has already served half. I’m having a lot of trouble in my pregnancy and need him home to support me. Is there any way he can ask for a sentence reduction or any way to get him home sooner?

Asked on May 7, 2012 under Criminal Law, Florida

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Usually when one has been sentenced to a stated period in jail or prison, he or she is expected to serve the stated time. Sometimes there is a reduction for good behavior on a given sentence.

However, in your situation, having trouble with your own pegnancy and the need for your boyfriend to support you is not sufficient grounds for him to have his sentence reduced. For more assistance on your question, you should consult with a criminal defense attorney.


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