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Prosecutor in Kiefer Case -- A Slammer Jammer

10/9/2007 8:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained the sentencing recommendations in the Kiefer Sutherland DUI case.

The sentence is complicated, but Kiefer will do 48 days in custody.

Kiefer will do 18 days for the probation violation, surrendering December 21. He will serve an additional 30 days for the current DUI and must complete that sentence by July 1.

Based on what TMZ knows about production schedules, that would mean Kiefer is serving the bulk of his sentence when "24" is on Christmas holiday and not in production -- he may have agreed to the speedy disposition of the case in order to protect the show from having to shut down production.

Kiefer's lawyer, Blair Berk, would not comment on the case.

UPDATE: A rep for Twentieth Century Fox and the FOX Broadcasting Group issued this statement: "Today our friend Kiefer Sutherland resolved his criminal case at the earliest opportunity. Kiefer made clear to us at the time of his arrest that his first concern was the welfare of those he worked with and that he intended to do whatever was necessary to prevent shutting down the show because of his situation. He told us that even if he had to sacrifice more time in custody in order to protect the show and the jobs of those who work with him, he would do so. From what occurred today, it is evident he is a man of his word. We wish him well and look forward to a long relationship with him."




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9    

30 days times 24 hours wow - syndicate that for $100M!

2488 days ago
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9    



PS - 1st & maybe make Sutherland 10 TMZ'ers in a row with Scarlett!?

2488 days ago
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jw    

Why is it that other celebs only have to serve 1 day, after they have been caught with drugs, alcohol, suspended d.l.'s, etc? Things that make you go hmmm.....

2488 days ago
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9    


2. Lame to guess 1st! PS - at least he dumped Julia Roberts - smart.

2488 days ago
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vikki    

I'll say................................bout two weeks....................mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......maybe 24 hours

2488 days ago
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Wicked    

I'm fine with this. After all, he's a celebrity. Look what Nick did and he's still walking the streets.

p.s. I know alcohol wasn't involved for the latter, but there is a human life that will live in a nursing home for the rest of his life, in pain.

2488 days ago
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I am poster 58    

Boycott his show. Boycott his show. Boycott his show. Boycott his show. Boycott his show. Boycott his show. Boycott his show.

2488 days ago
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aJuliet    

Big TYPO!!!

"Kiefer will do 18 days, surrendering December 21 and will complete his sentence by July 1. "


July 1st is 6 months later...did you mean January 1st?

2488 days ago
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deb    

Well at least you wont see Kiefer crying about it like other stars. He will keep his mouth shut and do his time. You wont see him whining about rehab either

2488 days ago
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SMF    

#8 you're an idiot!!!

2488 days ago
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I am poster 58    

California law is a joke. People go to jail long enough to dry out and get free meals then plan their next crime.

I know a career criminal who has 4 felonies, numerous probation violations, 3 warrants, 6 misdemeanors, a DUI, an assault, a robbery etc. but has only done less than 30 days for all of the above. He even laughed at the system.

CALIFORNIA needs to wake up!!!!

2488 days ago
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deb    

No one will boycot the show stupid

2488 days ago
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Cynic    

I'm already boycotting it, so there. Not for the DUI, though that's good reason, but because "24" glamorizes torture and violence.

2488 days ago
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Cynic    

12. Well at least you wont see Kiefer crying about it like other stars. He will keep his mouth shut and do his time. You wont see him whining about rehab either

Posted at 7:50PM on Oct 9th 2007 by Debbie


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No, you won't hear him whining. He's used to rehab. He's been there three times already. And he'll start drinking and driving again the moment he's released.

2488 days ago
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Flake    

Time?

He won't serve time.

In fact, he's probably getting time reduced for good behavior BEFORE he even steps foot in jail.

2488 days ago
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