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What’s the difference between jail and prison?

Is there any? Police said I'm facing prison time

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    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    Usually jail is where a person who has not yet been found guilty is detained or where someone who is surveying a short sentence for a minor offense might serve his or her time. Prison is usually where people serving sentences longer than a year served their time. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Beware that online posts are not confidential. If somehow the prosecution were to find your post, then it might be used in evidence against you.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 3/15/2013
    Jerry Lee Wallentine Jr. | Law Firm of Martin & Wallentine
    130 North Cherry #201
    Olathe, KS 66061
    (913) 764-9700
    Jail is for the county or city and is typically for DUI's, misdemeanor or city convictions. Prison is for most felony convictions and maintained by the state. Also, the jail will house defendants accused of felonies, until the criminal charges are resolved. After sentencing of a felony, the defendant would be moved to prison. Also, you are generally eligible for good time while in prison. That is not the case for jail.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas - Replied: 3/14/2013
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