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Asked on: 9/10/13, 1:23 pm

Is it true that you must be provided a preliminary hearing within 60 days of your arrest while being detained or the charges will be dismissed ? & if that is the case , my husband's had several "prelim hearings" they keep being continued , but this next court date on the 16th will be 60 days & he has been told by others that they must dismiss the charges if he does not have a preliminary hearing within 60 days. Also , they have yet to provide the recording they supposedly have for evidence to his lawyer & it's been 3 weeks . His lawyer filed a motion to compel at the last court date , it's been a week since that happened & after this week it will be court , how likely is it that they don't actually have a recording of his confession ? My aunt said they will not dismiss the charges because he is looking at 25-Life , PLEASE help me understand what is going on ..

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