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How is conditional release legal? It's a second sentence

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after your initial sentence which...
How is conditional release legal? It's a second sentence after your initial sentence which is double jeopardy.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Minnesota
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I have but I've heard a few different things. One that it is legal and also that its not and that there are ways to overturn such a sentence
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones, Esq., Lawyer replied 3 months ago
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Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones, Esq., Lawyer replied 3 months ago

Conditional release is usually included and written in as part of your sentencing at the time of your original sentencing.

While I'm sure this can feel like double jeopardy, that's not quite the case.

Double jeopardy is legal term that refers to the fact that you cannot be twice tried for the same set of facts or same incident. That is, you stood trial for your case once, you cannot again be brought to trial for the same incident.

As I stated above, conditional release is usually included in the original sentencing and/or plea agreement.

It's a sort of stepping-down process, where you are released from jail or prison, but the court still feels there should be a bit of additional monitoring.

If you don't run into any problems with following the terms of your conditional release, then you can always file a motion for early termination in a couple months.

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