Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois

Q: If I refuse to talk to the prosecutor or the judge, how long can they hold me if I answer no questions at all?

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David L. Freidberg

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You are under no obligation to speak with the prosecutor. In fact, you should not be having any conversations with a prosecutor, ever. That is the job of your attorney. If you are in custody, you can be held until the completion of your case. If you are talking about an investigation only, you can be held for 48 hours.

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