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i was sentenced to 3 years probation one day i was too sick to go see my probation officer got volated had done 1year before the volation judge sentence me to three years now he did not state if the time was to run into the time he sentence me to.my question is can i get credit for the time i serviced and if so how?
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This is something that has to be decided by the judge who sentenced you.

In order to get credit for the time that you already served, you are going to need that stated by the prosecutor and the judge on the official court record and written into your sentencing agreement.

If you were supposed to receive credit for that time, then it would have been written into your paperwork at the time of the violation hearing/sentencing.

So you should be able to look back at that paperwork (which you or your attorney should definitely have a copy of) and check if it states that you will receive credit.

If it does not say so, then all hope for credit is not lost, you can ask your attorney to set a Motion on calendar before the judge, requesting that you receive credit for that time.

You need it in writing, on the official court record, or it does not count. You don't want to simply take your probation officer's word for it.

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