Originally Posted by lawman800
CA's rule about jails being a year and under is pretty much hard and fast but I have heard of repeat offenders for misdemeanors with mandatory sentencing like driving with a suspended license getting more than a year in jail but because it's a misdemeanor, they can't serve it in prison, so they get stuck with a long jail sentence.
For what it's worth, in my state you can get up to one year in jail, but anything over IS prison. Get convicted of an aggravated misdemeanor and sentenced to two years? You do it in prison. Although, with an indeterminate sentencing law and good time for people in prison, you would actually spend more time inside if sentenced on a year in county.