Or will R. Kelly be tried in four separate sex-crime. At the moment, and despite usual practices, it appears that the two federal cases and two state cases pending against Kelly are going to be prosecuted separately.
Attorneys and legal experts believe the charges will be tough to beat. R. Kelly couldn't be faulted if he felt some confidence he could beat the sex charges brought by Cook County prosecutors.
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The big question here is, would there be a chance for Kellz to be released due to time served? Inmates don't usually serve the entire sentence handed down by a court. If a person is convicted of a crime and given a jail sentence, the sentence will be reduced by the number of days that person was detained in jail prior to conviction.
Prosecutors usually move cases along more slowly when defendants are not in custody. As a result, witnesses can disappear and cases can get stale, so that bailed-out defendants often wind up with better deals. As defense attorneys like to say, “Justice delayed is justice.”