By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated November 13, 1997 12:00 AM

Robert Downey Jr.’s lawyers told an appeals court in Los Angeles Thursday that their client should be released from prison immediately, because a judge did not specify whether or not the actor’s three-year sentence for drug offenses should run concurrently or consecutively with Downey’s other sentences (for driving under the influence and carrying a weapon). They said that, legally, any sentence not otherwise specified must run concurrently, reports the Associated Press. “He’s served a year, and he should have been out in February,” attorney Ross Nabatoff told the judge about Downey, 34. The appeal remains under consideration.