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Wow- those are some interesting facts. Unfortunately any order of the Judge is not automatically stayed on appeal and a Motion for a stay is required. If denied, there is little recourse other than to proceed with the appeal. The sentence, based on the facts, certainly appears harsh.
Certainly the good time is an issue that should be addressed on appeal.
I am sorry for your troubles.
Ultimately, whether jail time is imposed is up to the sentencing Judge. they do have that discretion.
I would agree that a Judge does not have authority to take away good time. It is an issue that must be taken up on sentencing.