Credit for Time Served — Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans



ELIZABETH B. CARPENTER — Louisiana Parole Attorney


Credit for Prior Custody — Limitations — La C.Cr.P. Article 880


A.  A defendant shall receive credit toward service of his sentence for time spent in actual custody prior to the imposition of sentence.

B.  A defendant shall receive credit only for time in actual custody and only once during any calendar month when consecutive sentences are imposed.

C.  No defendant shall receive credit for any time served prior to the commission of the crime.

D.  A defendant shall not receive credit for time served under home incarceration.

E.  A defendant shall not receive overlapping jail credit, except in the instance of concurrent sentences and then only for time spent in jail on the instant felony.

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — Serving clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, Tangipahoa, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. John, Assumption and Plaquemines Parishes.



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