Motion to Run Sentences Concurrent
A convicted Defendant or a Defendant who has pleaded guilty and has multiple charges that they are being sentenced under can have the sentences be served concurrently or consecutively. When the sentences are served concurrently, the Defendant will get credit on all his sentences at the same time. If a Defendant is sentenced to have multiple charges be served consecutively, the Defendant will not get credit for the charge that is to be served consecutively until the other charges have been served.
Under Rule 26.12(c) of the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure, the original county circuit court may modify the original sentencing order by issuing a nunc pro tunc order that orders a defendant’s state sentences to be run concurrent. Nunc pro tunc is a latin phrase meaning “now for then.” This order will retroactively resentence the Defendant to concurrent sentences and in many cases can drastically reduce the amount of time they would have to serve until released by the Alabama Department of Corrections or before parole is granted by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.
If you or a loved one has been sentenced to serve consecutive sentences, contact the Revill Law Firm to represent you in getting those sentences to be served concurrently. Our Firm has years of experience that provides us with the knowledge and expertise needed to represent you or your loved ones in a motion to run concurrent.