It is quite common for our clients facing prison to ask if a “joint suspended” is possible. This is a plea agreement wherein defendant is sentenced to prison, but imposition of the sentence is suspended. This means defendant does not get remanded and sent off to prison. He then serves some time in county jail (followed by formal probation) or is released on formal probation, but if he violates probation, he immediately is sent to prison. Is this a good deal? To read about a joint suspended, click on the following link.