Tulsa Attorney BlogWhat is a Split Sentence in an Oklahoma Criminal Case?

A Split Sentence is a Combination Between a Suspended Sentence and a DOC Sentence

Video Transcribed: What is a split sentence in Oklahoma? I’m Oklahoma attorney James Wirth, and we’re about to talk about split sentences.

Okay, so a split sentence is a combination between a suspended sentence and a DOC sentence or a jail time sentence.

So you might have a 7/3 split, and that would be where you’re going to serve seven years in and then you get three years probation.

Or, a 5/5 split or whatever the case may be. Sometimes if you’re doing just a little bit of jail time, what they may say in the sentencing is you’ve got a “five years all suspended but the first 30 days”, and then you do 30 days in and the rest is suspended.

So, a split sentence is when you’re combining a part in-time sentence and a part suspended sentence. So, that’s what that is.

If you’ve got questions about a case that you’re facing, the different types of sentencing options or what you should do in your case, or maybe you need an attorney on it that you don’t have right now, you can get a consult with my office. You can go to MakeLawEasy.com.

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