Legal Question in Criminal Law in Kansas

time limit for a preliminary or postulatio hearing

Is there a state statue that requires a time limit on how soon a preliminary hearing must take place after an arrest. The Cherokee County court has postponed my hearing for over 12 months. I have had the charges read but to this day never had a preliminary hearing of any evidence against me. What if any laws is there how long this can get detained? I have tried to research this myself but to no avail. I would appreciate any help on answering this question.

Asked on 11/23/03, 10:53 am

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Bonnie Selby Bonnie J. Selby, Attorney at Law
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Re: time limit for a preliminary or postulatio hearing

You indicated that you have been before the Court for a First Appearance (reading of charges, advising of your rights); I assume you have been charged w/a felony? A preliminary hearing is usually set w/in 10 days of the 1st appearance, however, either party may continue the same for just cause. . .need more information to respond further.

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Answered on 11/24/03, 6:20 am

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