Legal Question in Criminal Law in Florida

how long can they hold you in county jail without charges?

my friend got arrested 6/25 for 1st offense Pettit theft and they have already reset her court date 3 times

Asked on 7/18/13, 7:55 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Joseph Justice The Justice Law Firm

If the State has not filed charges the person will be released after 33 days (40 if the State requests a special extension). If she has actually been charged with the offense, she will remain in jail till she bonds out or resolves the case.

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Answered on 7/18/13, 8:56 am


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