Legal Question in Civil Rights Law in Illinois

How long can the police hold a person for questioning in Illinois before they have to either bring forth charges or release them?

Asked on 5/31/13, 11:49 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Chen Kasher Chen Kasher

They can hold the person for as long as they'd like, but the person is free to go and can ask to leave. Generally, the person also has a right not to speak with them in the first place.

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Answered on 6/02/13, 7:12 am

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