Where an adult is remanded in custody, the time spent in custody will usually count towards the ultimate sentence. Whilst this is automatic in most cases, there are circumstances where this will not be automatic. A good firm of Criminal Solicitors should be able to explain when this may not be the case.
Where an adult is on conditional bail awaiting trial and one of the conditions of that bail is that he or she is to observe an electronically monitored curfew, then the time spent on conditional bail whilst subject to the curfew, will count towards the final sentence imposed, providing that the Curfew is a qualifying curfew. A qualifying curfew is a curfew for at least 9 hours and the electronic curfew is monitored by the use of a Tag and a monitor. Each day a qualifying curfew is imposed and observed, will count as half a day deemed served against any sentence imposed for the offence(s) for which the curfew was imposed. Good Criminal Solicitors in East Ham or Criminal Solicitors London, will ensure that an electronic curfew is a qualifying curfew.
The legislative provisions can be found at S240A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003
Please feel free to contact SJ Law, criminal solicitors in East London and North London for advice and assistance.