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New Law Cuts Jail Time You Must Do if Sentenced to County Jail

2010 has brought a host of new laws regarding criminal defendants that are currently serving time in jail. The new law allows for 1/2 time credit while in a jail in California. While not all defendants will benefit from this law (persons convicted of violent crimes or certain sex crimes), a far majority do.

The old law gave a qualifing inmate who served 4 days in jail an additional 2 days for a total of 6 days credit. The new law effective 1-25-10 in dealing with 4049 of the California Penal Code will give the inmate 4 days credit for every 4 days served for a total of 8 days credit.

You can visit our web site at www.wklaw.com to learn more about criminal law and procedure and how Wallin & Klarich can help you with your legal problems. If you or a loved one is facing or faces criminal charges it is important that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience and know how to fight for your freedom. Contact the experienced Southern California criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at 1-888-280-6839.

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