Jacksonville Criminal Sentencing: Florida Prison Term May be Concurrent or Consecutive

A Jacksonville criminal sentence can be concurrent or consecutive. A concurrent sentence it one that runs at the same time as another. Consecutive sentences run one after another. For example, imagine a Jacksonville criminal defendant is convicted of aggravated battery and possession of marijuana. She is sentenced to one year in the Duval County jail on each charge. If her sentence is concurrent, she will serve a total of one year, less any gain time. If she is sentenced to consecutive time, she will serve a total of two years in jail (one year for each charge).

Obviously, a Jacksonville criminal defendant in this situation would seek concurrent sentences. However, there are offenses that may mandate consecutive sentences, such at the 10-20-Life Statute.

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