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Asked on: 1/09/08, 4:37 pm

How long can you be held in jail without being charged for a crime?

How long can you be held in the county jail and the State has not files charges against you? If my sister was arrested on December 13, 2007 and had a arraignment scheduled for 1/8/08 but it was cancelled and set to be rescheduled when the State file charges. What is the longest number of days or date can she be held in jail before they must release her, without them filing charges against her? Also if they don't file charges in the allotted time frame does the public defender's office have to do anything? She was arrested with 2 counts of theft (5,000 - 10,000), and the other person she was arreasted with was charges with the same thing but the amounts recorded was less.

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