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Experience:  Criminal Justice Degree, JD with Criminal Law Concentration. Worked for the DA and U.S. Attorney.
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I have been sentenced to do weekend jail time on a 5 day

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I have been sentenced to do weekend jail time on a 5 day sentence. My paperwork does not state a surrender date or a done date. With my job Iam unable to do every weekend now the captain of the jail says he's going to issue a warrant. What should I do? I have a full time job, bought a house and a single parent of the kids. Please advice
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.


I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

Without a surrender date or a date to complete all the jail, you'll be expected to report to the jail every weekend until your sentence is complete. Usually, weekends are ordered for the purpose of allowing a person to continue to work and serve their jail time at the same time. If your job doesn't give you weekends off, you can file a motion asking the judge to (a) allow you to report to jail during your days off instead and (b) give you a set amount of time to finish the jail time. You can also request that any warrant issued by the captain be recalled based on the fact that the paperwork did not give you a clear date for reporting to the jail. If you had a lawyer helping you with the case, the first step is to contact him to get things taken care of as quickly as possible.

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