He was convicted this week of one count of second-degree kidnapping and one count of aggravated flight and his bond was revoked.
The jury found Savoy not guilty of two other kidnapping counts.
According to Louisiana law, the penalty for second-degree kidnapping is not less than five years and not more than 40, with at least two imposed without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
Aggravated flight is punishable by not more than two years and not more than a fine of $2,000.
Savoy snatched his estranged wife and children from their Eunice home in December 2006 and led police on a cross-parish chase before fleeing over a bridge on U.S. 190 in the Atchafalaya Basin.
The wife did not appear for the trial as originally scheduled Tuesday and was ordered arrested an placed in custody by Judge Alonzo Harris.
She appeared for the trial Wednesday.
Savoy was captured in January 2007, beginning a convoluted journey through the legal system.
Along the way, Savoy accused most elected officials in the judiciary of conspiring to deprive him of his right.
He filed complaints with judicial review panels, the Justice Department and the White House.
Savoy ditched attorneys like Elizabeth Taylor dumped husbands.
The result was to delay his trial until this week.