how long can you be kept in jail without charges being filed?
- John SLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
We would have to know your State to give you a definitive answer on the time in which charges have to be filed. However, if there was an arrest without a warrant, a judge has to make a finding of probable cause to believe the person committed a criminal offense within 48 hours of arrest, including weekends and holidays. (County of Riverside v. McLaughlin (1991) 500 U.S. 44.)Source(s): 30 years as a criminal defense attorney.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
- EisbärLv 71 decade ago
In Oregon you have 48 hrs in business days to file charges if the defendant is is in custody but it varies from state to state.
- charlsyehLv 71 decade ago
72 hours in texas
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- 1 decade ago
its 72 hours now