Kaufman, 35, was arrested in April near the Albany-area home of his grandfather, Sidney Kaufman. The younger Kaufman testified that he had had been living in the open before his arrest, working part-time as a bartender and holding a driver's license.
Timothy Kaufman's grandfather and father attended the hearing Thursday.
"This kid fought for his country," his grandfather said after the hearing. "It's about time his country fought for him."