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Q:     How can one get credit for the time they have served on the same case that they VOP’d on? My fiancee had been in prison previously. He had been in prison from 5-9-2010… Scroll down to read more!

Q:     How can one get credit for the time they have served on the same case that they VOP’d on? My fiancee had been in prison previously. He had been in prison from 5-9-2010 thru 3-13-2014. He is supposed to get gain time on the 50 months he had previously done which is 7.5. Now he signed for 66 months on a VOP, but he has 51 months already so he should be left with 7 & 1/2 months.  Citrus County messed up his paperwork due to a clerical error from his first imprisonment which was four cases ran concurrent, and DOC has not recognized it. I’ve had his attorney put in a motion and nothing has happened. DOC is still not recognizing his gain time he has earned and Citrus County is having him serve 5 more years on cases he has already served. DOC should only be allowed to hold him a maximum of 15 months. I really need some advice since his attorney has yet to answer me as I’ve been diligently calling for over a month now. 

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Answered Gain time can be forfeit (DOC does not have to recognize it). 

Following is a link to FL-DOC’s FAQ on gain time: 

Please see:

And following is a link to the process and application for restoration of gain time: 

Please see: 

CTS can be waived (as in for purposes of accepting a plea), but unless CTS is knowingly, intelligentkly and voluntarily waived then your fiance is entitled to it. 

I can also tell you that you can also track your fiance’s release / proposed release status at the following link: 

Please see:

If you believe that the proposed release date (gain time, credit time, etc) is incorrect then you are free to contact the classification officer at the designated facility and make inquiry, and, if you do not 
get an adequate reply then you can contact DOC directly at the following link: 

Please see: 

Only in the event that you are unable to reach a satisfactory answer from either the website, the classification officer or the FL-DOC administration should you consider filing a motion with the sentencing Court for clarification of the sentence. 

Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.

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Michael Adam Haber, Criminal Defense Attorney – Miami, FL
Posted 7 days ago.
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