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I’m sentenced to jail, do I have to go right away?
Defendants who are out on bail when they are sentenced
to jail are sometimes hauled off immediately. Other times, the judge may agree
to “stay” (delay) the start of the sentence for at least a few days, to allow
the defendant to handle personal matters. Defense attorneys are usually well
acquainted with the stay policies of local judges. On rare occasions, judges allow defendants to remain at liberty while they appeal their cases.
by: Paul Bergman
Proof & Defenses in Criminal Cases
Getting a Lawyer for your Criminal Case
Steps in a Criminal Defense Case
Arraignment: Your First Court Appearance
Plea Bargains (Deals) in a Criminal Case
Legal Elements of Common Crimes
Expungement & Criminal Records
Should I just plead guilty and avoid a trial?
Is the public defender a real lawyer?
Can I change defense lawyers after I've hired one?
How long after arrest do I find out what the charges are?
Does it matter whether a suspect is given the Miranda warning?
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