How long does a judge have to sign probable cause declaration to keep suspect in custody in CA?
- John SLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
The United States Supreme Court held in County of Riverside v. v. McLaughlin (1991) 500 U.S. 44, that a person arrested without a warrant is entitled to a judicial determination of probable cause within 48 hours, including weekends and holidays.
It appears that ? was involved in some kind of civil custody proceeding, which is different from the detention of those arrested for criminal conduct.Source(s): 35+ years as a criminal defense attorney
- 8 years ago
The judge can take unto a month. I was just in litigation and the judge handed my kid to the dad up in Washington. It took him 4 weeks to do this.