How long can they keep you in jail once your bail has been posted? 6 Answers as of April 23, 2013
My husband has been held there for 8 hours, how long can they keep him? They say they are waiting on his fingerprints to come back.
| Lawrence Lewis, PC
Until all of the verification's come back. IF there is a hold or warrant somewhere, he will not be released.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
| Michael Breczinski
They can keep him some but if they delay too much then the attorney can run over for an order for release from the judge.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
William L. Welch, III Attorney
| William L. Welch, III
While the jail may not hold your husband in definitely, once his bail conditions have been met, the jail may check him for detainers and warrants before releasing him. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
| Timothy J. Thill
The sheriffs are correct. They must be certain there are no other holds on your husband, and he must also be processed out of the jail facility. 8 hours is kind of long, but not unusual.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
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