My dilemma comes from him not being sentenced with anything at all though, he was supposedly given a fine of around $750 a couple of days after his arrest which he would have paid off with little more than a week in the slammer if he had been detained. Usually it's fairly cut and dry with visa overstayers I thought, no visa & its a simple trip to the airport within a couple of days as far as I'm aware. Not much to debate there, no visa, not seeking refugee status, well, see ya later pal.one eyed spy the deportation taking 4 months is fairly quick in the scheme of things.
From arrest to dealing with lawyers - it seems a deal was done where Dixie voluntarily agreed to deportation over charges
Usually you are sentenced and (in SA) if the sentence is longer than 12 months you are a strong candidate for deportation. You must serve that 12+ before applying for parole. You 'are paroled' into the care of immigration authorities and then deported.
Some opt to serve their full time as their prospects in some countries are dire