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Video – Do I Have To Do Jail Time To Get Probation?

Video – Do I Have To Do Jail Time To Get Probation?

Ray Hrdlicka – Host – Attorneys.Media

“So, essentially probation can be granted with or without an actual jail sentence?”

Andrew Dósa – Criminal Defense Attorney – Alameda County, CA

“Correct, and correct. First off, there can be probation with no jail time. There can be probation after a short jail term, or an alternative to jail such as the sheriff’s work alternative program, or sonic monitoring. So now, if you get a bracelet, then you will do that bracelet time. You get half time credit by the way, so if you have a six-month jail term, and you get a bracelet, then electronic monitoring for 90 days will meet the requirement because it’s one day of good behavior, one day out. Or like in Alameda County, four days in, and two days out was the old regime, but you get your good time credits.”

Ray Hrdlicka – Host – Attorneys.Media

“Well that makes a lot of sense for somebody to be able to stay outside and do a work program.”

Andrew Dósa – Criminal Defense Attorney– Alameda County, CA

“Exactly. Or to stay out if they have electronic monitoring and they have a job already. The courts want people to continue to have their employment because there’s a theory that someone whose employed is less likely to get into trouble. And one of the reasons people get into trouble is because they don’t have jobs.”

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Andrew Alexander Dósa is a trial attorney with more than 36 years of experience in civil/business litigation, criminal defense, personal injury claims, and estate planning.

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