Home     Links     Contact Us     Bookmark  
 
   Homepage      News      Legal Forum      Dictionary  
Home : Legal Forum : Law Enforcement & Police

if someone is sentenced to 9 years in jail, how many years will they actually serve?
Find answers to your legal question.





if someone is sentenced to 9 years in jail, how many years will they actually serve?

thanks for all answers in advance. :)







uk_pindar
unless otherwise advised by the judge then sentences over 3 years usually require you to serve 2 thirds before being eligible for parole , so it would be 6 years.


s c
Rating
Depends on how long you were sentenced for but as you've asked about a 9 year sentence I'll give you the quote that deals with sentences longer than 4 years. Total term of 4 years or more Your case will not be considered by the Parole Board until you have served at least half that period in custody. Unless the Parole Board recommends earlier release, you will not be released until you have served two thirds of that sentence. So, in other words, if the parole board recommends release then you could be out in about 5 years. If not then it will be more like 6 years. If however, your sentence is less than4 years then you will only serve half of it (Note it says you WILL be released - not may be): Total term of 12 months and less than 4 years Unless you are released earlier under supervision, you will serve half that sentence in a prison/a young offender institution. After that time you will be released. See below link. Isn't our criminal justice sytem wonderful?


Yahoo
It is not necessarily the case that they will serve 4 and a half years of the nine year sentence. If they are a violent offender and show no remorse, they will not get parole.


b'stardoh
Rating
A lot depends upon what the sentence was handed down for, but in most cases a convicted person here in UK will probably only serve about half of the nine year sentence and the rest will be out in the community on 'remand', during which time they must report in regularly etc.


Lex
6 months


Callum
9 Years ! But, depending on the crime that the person has been convicted on there is a set tariff of time served. (Mandatory Minimum Prison Terms) set by both trial Judge and statue. They must serve a minimum number of years in prison before being considered for release on licence (parole ) or if serving time in a "open Prison" ~ temporary licence (ROTL)....(the parole board must convene 2 or 3 years to consider and review before tariff time is reached ) If they break the terms of the licence they can be recalled to complete the remaining time behind bars or again, depending on the breach of licence conditions serve an allotted time before they can reapply for parole again. Being convicted of another crime while on out on licence (parole) they can have the original sentence added to or run alongside the new conviction ( A consecutive or concurrently sentence) webpages to look at >> http://www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk/ (for England & Wales) http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/08/29100017/0 (for Scotland) I hope that answers your question?


Jerry T
4 1/2 max if he / she behaves does a few courses and have seen to be rehabilitated or sooner if prisons are full could come out on licence


Rail-Rocker
well now that all depends on a lot of different things ie: what state,what crime,violent etc etc oh and there are no legal mandates for early release.


rann_georgia
Rating
I think it depends upon the crime, the sentence the judge, the probation committee and the demeanor of the the person serving the sentence. Too many variables to give you a simple answer.


ogre111571
depends on the crime and also where it was. alot of the more serious crimes have a law called Truth in Sentencing. so it really does matter what and where.need more info


Enzo259
Rating
I believe that in this country, with good behaviour, you are only legally allowed to serve out half of the sentence. So in other words, the person would be released after four and a half years so long as they behaved in prison.







Legal Discussion Forum

 largest amount of people killed by the same person?
what is the largest amount of people that have been killed by the same person ? and is it true that if you dont die after 3 electric chairs you have to be set three ? please help its been ...


 Parking Ticket ...Is it worth me appealing?!!!!!!!!?
Went shopping this afternoon,parked in a pay and display carpark.Paid for a ticket for 2 hours.It was throwing it down and with rushing trying to get my baby in pram and rain cover on etc,I just put ...


 if you walk into a night club, and the sniffer dog chases you....?
then the lady/man takes you into the room to search you, by law can she look in your underwear? or can you refuse and walk out?...


 How many years will points stay on my driving liscence for?
Got 3 points for being on my mobile....


 I shudder when I think that it was another human who perpetrated these awful?
crimes to his own kith and kin. This eveil monster will clain disminished responsibility to just wait and see....


 If I've been frauded by an italian seller for 600 eur on ebay, will they catch him?
I live in the uk--- how can I have him arrested if he travels to the uk or in the eu? any chance? he sold me a pc, got my money through bank transfer and then disappeared. it's been 5 months now!...


 Is it illegal to park blocking your own drive when you have those white courtesy lines?
I have a neighbour who phones the police when we park blocking our own drive the police come round knock the door and suggest I move it have a laugh at the neighbours expense then go on there ...


 Why isn't Crystal Meth as widely available in Britain as it is in the USA?
Is it true that there are whole towns of people addicted to it in the USA?...


 Traffic Policeman just stopped me. I think he was off duty! He flashed his badge tho & was driving a plain van?
He was on his own, not in uniform. I had a run in with his van and had pumped the horn very hard as he nearly went into me. We were coming off a roundabout with lights, i was in a lane which goes ...


 Police search warrant - What are my rights?
Today the police came buy and asked to search my house because they believe a previous tennant may still be living here (and they're not) and they want to arrest him. I said no they couldn...


 What is up with our UK justice system?
Seen story other day about a 16 yr old boy who stabbed another boy intentionally and this boy will serve life they say (11 years) he will do half for good behaviour!! its pathetic!! Life should mean ...


 How do I report a website telling people how to make bombs?
Ive found a website instructing people how to make bombs how do i report it in the u.k? no i dont think they do make that andbook anymore why tou ask? cheers I've spoken to my local police ...


 Would Britain be nicer if the belt came back to schools?
If you agree with the following, please sign my online petition at: http://petitions.pm.gov. The increased protection of children under modern law has lead to a reduction in the respect ...


 can police officers be appointed in their hometown?
Do police officers have to work in a different town to where they live?...


 if you have claimed housing benfit and worked for 6 weeks can you be prosecuted?
...


 Why is Germany a target for Al Qaeda even though it did not take part in the Iraq war?
This appears to go against what we're told? I think its because they have a high Muslim immigrant population so they are an easy target. Al Quaeda will come up with a good excuse to justify ...


 i got a fine from the cops for my number plates. what wil happen if i dint pay it?
i got pulled over an he asked if i wanted to go to court or get a £30 fine. i took the fine. what happens if i dont pay it? should i have went to court?...


 does your criminal record show up when they take your fingerprints?
fingerprints at american ...


 Why do UK Police not enforce the law equally?
I live in the country and have lots of crime problems with Travellors (Gypsies) but the police wont do a thing. If I phone the police ask my address and ask is that close to the Gypsy site and when I ...


 can you appeal against a crown prosecution service decision, not to take an offence to court?
if so, how would you go about ...




Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Wiki Law 3k Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Trusted legal information for you.
Archive: Forum  |  Forum  |  Forum  |  Links
0.024