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What does a suspended sentence imply???
Jokes, Polls & Anything Else / 10:08 PM - Thursday October 29, 2009

What does a suspended sentence imply???

I know someone who just got sentenced to 2 years in prison, 3 years probation and 5 years suspended sentence.
What the heck is the 5 years suspended sentence?
I though suspended sentence was only given out to people who do not get sentenced to jail and then if they screw up, they have to do the time.

So what does suspended sentence mean if you are sentenced to 2 years in prison?? That you cant screw up in prison...or what?

- Asked by Female, 22-25

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sounds like he got a 10 year sentence--2 in the pokey, 3 on probation and 5 years knocked off the sentence if he completes the probation without messing up.....

- Response by kmf1, A Life of the Party, Female, 46-55, Minneapolis, Who Cares?

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I think it applies more to once they're out and on probation - break probation and they could be looking at five more years.

- Response by grinandbareit, An Engaged Guy, Male, 46-55, Other Profession

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He has to serve 2 years in prison. For the next three years he's on probation and he has to meet EVERY single condition or else he goes to back to jail and has to serve the remaining 5 years. If he doesn't screw up the five years will be overlooked. The 5 year term is his incentive for staying clean and following his probation.

- Response by lioness21, A Player, Female, 29-35, Consulting

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It sounds like they faced multiple counts. And, for one of the counts or more, they were given 5 years suspended (meaning it was not that bad of a crime). And, the 2 years of jail was to be served, which was for other charges that were probably more serious than the others. And, yes, if they act up while in custody, the 5 years can be reinstated at any time. Which means the sentence could turn into 7 instead of 2 years.

- Response by randyl, A Thinker, Female, Who Cares?, Los Angeles, Who Cares?

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It means they have been sentence to 7 years in prison, but they can be released after 2 years, and as long as they comply with the terms of the probation for 3 years, they won't have to serve the remaining 5 years in prison.

- Response by chessplayer, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 36-45, Administrative

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