One question that frequently arises at sentencing is what jail time credit will be applied? Time spent in confinement can be credited against a sentence. Confinement includes jail and community based correctional facility (CBCF). Treatment can count if the defendant was confined there. In order to get credit, the person had to be in custody for the case that is proceeding to sentencing. In other words, the person cannot get credit for time served on another charge or other case.
A Medina County Felony Trial Attorney is an aggressive advocate who fights for the rights of people who are accused of major crimes. This type of attorney has taken several cases to trial and has multiple victories as a result. These victories are not just pretrial victories, but involve putting it all on the line, picking a jury and being willing to allow that jury to decide the fate of the accused. This type of attorney is the only type of attorney that can achieve a real victory in some cases. Sometimes, the prosecutor does not offer a deal, but simply states that the accused can plead to the indictment and take their chances in front of the judge while the prosecutor asks for a lengthy sentence. However, an experienced criminal trial attorney can muster the respect needed to get some kind of deal, even in the toughest situations. Only the experienced felony trial attorney can potentially get some of the charges eliminated by the very real threat of taking the matter to trial, not to win, but to simply eliminate the offenses that the prosecutor cannot prove. Only the experienced felony trial attorney can convince the prosecutor that the State of Ohio could potentially lose so much credibility in losing on some counts, that the remainder of the counts could be in jeopardy at trial. Finally, the felony trial attorney can simply take the case to trial. (more…)