Re: How Long After a Plea Bargain Does a Jail Sentence Start
a court has to impose a sentence before it can be enacted. Depending on the state and how their courts handle plea agreements, a court appearance may or may not be required but most often a court appearance is required.
at that hearing is when the plea agreement would be accepted or rejected by the judge and if it is accepted, a judge could impose a sentence at that time and the defendant could be incarcerated at that time.
a court hearing is not a trial.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.