How long do the courts have to impose a sentence?

Q: My fiancé was sentenced to house arrest in December and we have not heard anything. Is there a statute of limitations? (Pittsburgh, PA)

A: It sounds like your fiancé was sentenced already, so there is no 60-day rule that applies to the time one must be sentenced after an adjudication of guilty. I assume you mean, house arrest, electronic home monitoring? It sounds like you need to call the Adult Probation Office of Allegheny County and explain what has happened. It seems like an oversight. I would check to make sure they do not have an incorrect address for him which could lead to problems.

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