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Asked on: 9/03/02, 3:50 am

What are the chances of Motion of Reconsideration being approved?

My husband plead guilty to forgery (the DA told him that by doing so would not require jail but probation and fine)then the judge sentenced him to two years. He is in the county jail and has been approved for community service work release, but that can take an additional six weeks. Would he get credit for time served? He now has a Public Defender and he has filed a motion for reduction in sentence and/or reconsideration before the judge. He told my husband that since he had had no legal representation when he plead, the fact that the judge sentenced him was not exactly proper. Is this true? How much do letters from my husband's family weigh with the judge? What are the chances of this charge and time served (13 weeks so far)be taken into account and reduced or even removed?

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