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Tim Lambesis denied prison time reduction

Friday, July 18, 2014 12:21 PM PT
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Tim Lambesis at hearing
photo from via Bob Weatherston and Radio.com

As expected, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was in court this morning in an attempt to have his prison sentence reduced by virtue of the time he spent on house arrest. Unfortunately for him, his request was denied.

Here's what Radio.com says went down:

Looking pale and grim with arms cuffed behind his back, Lambesis looked on as his defense attorney argued that his year with limited movement — only allowed trips to his attorneys' office and medical appointments and to the bank — should count as time served. Prosecutor Claudia Grasso countered, "He's not entitled to credits."

Judge Carlos Armour stated the law is clear, that credits only apply to inmates held in lieu of bail; he described Lambesis' status as electronic surveillance while out on bail. "The GPS monitor was not a condition of bail," and so he was technically not on house arrest, the judge determined. According to statements in court, Lambesis was privately monitored, not by the sheriff who controls those in custody in San Diego County. Additionally, the judge denied the requested custody credits.

There you have it.



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