The defendant was not innocent, but he was let go with time served.
Time-served Sentence Examples
He took part in all the actions of the great siege, and at the same time served as a librarian in the city archives.
At the synod of the dissident cardinals, assembled at Pisa, views of this type were in the ascendant; and, although protests were not lacking, the necessities of the time served as a pretext for ignoring all objections.
This position would suit a time served tradesman, who is able to work on their own initiative.
Penalty for vagrancy rose over the years from time served in stocks, to whipping, to branding, and then to death.
The huge difference between time sentenced and actual time served is due to severe overcrowding.