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I am trying to find info regarding reducing 85% sentence in

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I am trying to find info regarding reducing 85% sentence in Louisiana? Has it passed yet?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Louisiana. and it is a violent crime.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Not about this. My grandson was incarcerated this past March.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: His current sentence is 3 - 5 years for aggravated battery.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. I look forward to helping you.

The law in Louisiana already says that a person convicted of certain violent crimes must serve at least 85% of their sentence before being considered for parole. House Bill 802 (HB 802) was passed and signed into law in June of this year reducing that amount to 75%. However, the law was written in such a manner that it does not apply retroactively, but only to people sentenced after the law was signed. Therefore, unfortunately, your grandson would not be eligible for the additional reduction in sentence. I wish I could tell you otherwise.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you for the information. That is the same information I found but I wanted to be sure that I was interpreting correctly.
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 4 months ago.

You're very welcome. Kindly remember to leave me a positive rating by clicking on the stars, so that I'm credited for my time and information. Thank you very much!

Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 3 months ago.

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