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.