Q: My 21 step son was arrested for sexual assault on a child ( 6 years old). He had a video advisement 2 hours ago.
The booking detail says "no bond" and "administrative hold." Is this because the record hasn't been updated yet? What is an admin hold? He confessed a good deal to the detective when he was arrested (turned himself in on a warrant) and he is also Type 1 diabetic...
A: Based on your facts, he is likely "no bond" because he has not been arraigned or, potentially, has not received a preliminary hearing. I assume your son is facing one or more low number (more severe) felonies, so the usual practice of an arrest and immediate bond (for most misdemeanors) likely does not apply in your son's case. An advisement is where the defendant is advised of the charges and potential penalties (note: the charges can be increased or decreased).
If you intend to hire a private attorney, now is the time to begin the search. In the alternative, your son should be filing an application for a public defender.
A: In felony Sex Assault on a Child cases a “no bond hold” is placed on the accused until the Bond Hearing occurs. This hearing should be held within 96 hours of arrest. Your step son has to remain in jail until the bond hearing before the judge. At the bond hearing the judge sets the bond or may decide to keep the no bond hold in place. Given that your son has already confessed to the crime, you should hire a criminal defense attorney.
A: In felony Sex Assault on a Child cases a “no bond hold” is placed on the accused until the Bond Hearing occurs. This hearing should be held within 96 hours of arrest. Your step son has to remain in jail until the bond hearing before the judge. At the bond hearing the judge sets the bond or may decide to keep the no bond hold in place. Given that your son has already confessed to the crime you should consider hiring a criminal defense attorney.
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