I have seen prisoners file Post Conviction Relief Act actions for reduction of sentence however it is not a valid claim under the PCRA. I cannot think of any other means or appeal that would allow you to file for a reduction of sentence unless it was an illegal sentence.
Consecutive sentence is defined as: prison terms for two or more offenses to be served one after the other.
Example: Two five-year sentences and one three-year sentence, if served consecutively, result in a maximum of 13 years behind bars.
If his appeal were granted thereby overturning his guilty verdict he would be granted a new trial. If he had the new trial he could be sentenced to the same thing or a different sentence - it would be up to the jury/judge. It would be up to the sentencing authority to figure out how they wanted to deal with his time served - he would most likely receive credit in some way.
I think 7 years would be unreasonable and would not be available purely on a PCRA.
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