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Mississippi Code Title 21. Municipalities § 21-23-20. Intermittent sentences

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Upon conviction of any person of a misdemeanor in a municipal court of this state, the municipal court judge shall be authorized, in his discretion, to sentence such person to:

(a) A period of time in jail to be served either on weekends only;

(b) Other periods of time during the week wherein such offender may not be engaged in gainful employment;  or

(c) A specified number of days in jail with a provision for the release of such offender for the purpose of engaging in gainful employment at such times as the offender is actually gainfully employed, whether self-employed or otherwise.

In addition, the court may, in its discretion, sentence any convicted person to split periods of incarceration;  and the court shall not be required to order such offender to serve a sentence of imprisonment all in one period but may suspend the sentence from time to time.

Cite this article: - Mississippi Code Title 21. Municipalities § 21-23-20. Intermittent sentences - last updated January 01, 2018 |

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