Atlanta, GA asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi

Q: How long can they hold you in jail with out being indicated in the state of Mississippi?

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Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: The answer depends on different things, such as whether you were already out on a bond when you were arrested for the current charge, etc. With prolonged detention, and depending on the facts, you may have grounds to allege a speedy trial violation, particularly where the time that you’ve spent behind bars leads to a presumption of prejudice. Your best bet would be to contact a criminal defense attorney to delve into these facts, and assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case.

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