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time served

n. the period a criminal defendant has been in jail, often while awaiting bail or awaiting trial. Often a judge will give a defendant "credit for time served," particularly when sentencing for misdemeanors. Example: Johnny Jumpstart was arrested for drunk driving and spent the night in jail before he was released on his own recognizance. Since the minimum sentence in his state was 48 hours, the judge will sentence him to that time, less 14 hours for time served. After lengthy waits in jail before trial, "time served" may become very important to the defendant. (See: sentence)

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30 (Petra)-- A man sentenced to life in prison in the US for stealing 50.75 dollars is to walk free after having his jail term reduced to time served. Alvin Kennard, 58, was ordered to be freed from prison on Wednesday after serving 36 years and that order is now being processed by the Alabama Department of Corrections.
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