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John Goodman's attorneys seek credit for time served

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Attorneys for John Goodman appeared in a Palm Beach County courtroom Tuesday morning, asking a judge to grant their client credit for time served.

Attorney Margaret Good-Earnest told a judge that after his 2012 conviction, Goodman was required to comply with the state's condition that he remain under 24-hour care, custody and control of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Good-Earnest said Goodman is seeking credit for 368 days for time served.

The state says while Goodman was under custody of PBSO, he was afforded opportunities people in jail wouldn't normally have.

Goodman was allowed to use computers and phones, have visitors over and even participate in salsa lessons, an attorney for the state argued.

The judge says he will hand out a decision by early next week.

Goodman was convicted of DUI manslaughter in the 2010 death of 23-year-old Scott Patrick Wilson.

Goodman's attorneys were also in court Monday arguing a blood sample used in his DUI manslaughter trial should be thrown out, claiming it was unreliable.

If a judge agrees, it could lead to a new trial.

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